Evolutionary



pertaining to or development; developmental:
the evolutionary origin of species.
of, relating to, or in accordance with a theory of , especially in biology.
pertaining to or performing .
Contemporary Examples

Things like evolutionary theory, the internet, and the printing press did not appear miraculously in a dream.
The Origin of Good Ideas Joshua Robinson October 8, 2010

As a comparative anatomist, MacLean viewed animal behaviors as evolutionary adaptations of the brain.
Why Do We Cry? Michael Trimble January 9, 2013

You and the late American evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould often disagreed over your respective theories on evolution.
Rediscovering Richard Dawkins: An Interview J.P. O’Malley September 22, 2013

When the evolutionary biologist called President Obama a ‘secret atheist,’ was he really describing himself?
Richard Dawkins May Be a Christian in Disguise, Even to Himself Joshua DuBois November 2, 2013

Years ago, I attended a seminar on evolutionary psychology that inevitably came round to the discussion of drugs.
There’s a Reason That Addicts Say Yes to Drugs Megan McArdle March 6, 2013

Historical Examples

They are well-nigh hopelessly ignorant of the significance, or even the existence, of the great basic truths of evolutionary life.
Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson

The evolutionary development of this instinct is not altogether mysterious.
The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor

This principle plainly shows an evolutionary tendency of all living particles toward a final state of complete intelligence.
Born Again Alfred Lawson

It had other, profounder consequences from the evolutionary point of view.
Socialism John Spargo

The cosmical modus operandi was not creative nor evolutionary, but sexual.
The Soul of the Far East Percival Lowell

adj.

1846, from evolution + -ary.

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