verb (used with object), evoked, evoking.
to call up or produce (memories, feelings, etc.):
to evoke a memory.
to elicit or draw forth:
His comment evoked protests from the shocked listeners.
to call up; cause to appear; summon:
to evoke a spirit from the dead.
to produce or suggest through artistry and imagination a vivid impression of reality:
a short passage that manages to evoke the smells, colors, sounds, and shapes of that metropolis.
to call or summon up (a memory, feeling, etc), esp from the past
to call forth or provoke; produce; elicit: his words evoked an angry reply
to cause (spirits) to appear; conjure up
1620s, from French évoquer or directly from Latin evocare “call out, rouse, summon” (see evocation). Often more or less with a sense of “calling spirits,” or being called by them. Related: Evoked; evokes; evoking.
[ev-uh-loot or, esp. British, ee-vuh-] /ˈɛv əˌlut or, esp. British, ˈi və-/ noun, Geometry. 1. the locus of the centers of curvature of, or the envelope of the normals to, another curve. Compare (def 5). /ˈɛvəˌluːt/ noun 1. a geometric curve that describes the locus of the centres of curvature of another curve (the involute). […]
[ev-uh-loo-shuh-ner-ee or, esp. British, ee-vuh-] /ˌɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnɛr i or, esp. British, ˌi və-/ adjective 1. pertaining to or development; developmental: the evolutionary origin of species. 2. of, relating to, or in accordance with a theory of , especially in biology. 3. pertaining to or performing . adj. 1846, from evolution + -ary.
- Evolutionary algorithm
noun 1. (computing) a computer program that is designed to evolve and improve in response to input (EA) An algorithm which incorporates aspects of natural selection or survival of the fittest. An evolutionary algorithm maintains a population of structures (usually randomly generated initially), that evolves according to rules of selection, recombination, mutation and survival, referred […]
- Evolutionary computation
Computer-based problem solving systems that use computational models of evolutionary processes as the key elements in design and implementation. A number of evolutionary computational models have been proposed, including evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, the evolution strategy, evolutionary programming, and artificial life. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Evolutionary Computation (http://cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/bngusenet/comp/ai/genetic/top.html). Bibliography (http://liinwww.ira.uka.de/bibliography/Ai/EC-ref.html). Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.ai.genetic. (1995-03-02)