verb (used with object), evolved, evolving.
to develop gradually:
to evolve a scheme.
to give off or emit, as odors or vapors.
verb (used without object), evolved, evolving.
to come forth gradually into being; develop; undergo evolution:
The whole idea evolved from a casual remark.
Biology. to develop by a process of evolution to a different adaptive state or condition:
The human species evolved from an ancestor that was probably arboreal.
to develop or cause to develop gradually
(intransitive) (of animal or plant species) to undergo evolution
(transitive) to yield, emit, or give off (heat, gas, vapour, etc)
To undergo biological evolution, as in the development of new species or new traits within a species.
To develop a characteristic through the process of evolution.
To undergo change and development, as the structures of the universe.
[self-ig-zam-uh-ney-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪgˌzæm əˈneɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. examination into one’s own state, conduct, motives, etc. 2. Medicine/Medical. examination of one’s body for signs of illness or disease: breast self-examination. self-examination noun 1. scrutiny of one’s own conduct, motives, desires, etc self-examination n. An introspective consideration of one’s own thoughts or emotions. Examination […]
[self-ik-sahy-tid] /ˈsɛlf ɪkˈsaɪ tɪd/ adjective, Electricity. 1. noting a generator with magnets that are excited by the current it produces. self-excited adjective 1. (of an electrical machine) having the current for the magnetic field system generated by the machine itself or by an auxiliary machine coupled to it 2. (of an oscillator) generating its own […]
noun 1. an act or instance of excluding. 2. the state of being excluded. 3. Physiology. a keeping apart; blocking of an entrance. noun 1. the act or an instance of excluding or the state of being excluded exclusion ex·clu·sion (ĭk-sklōō’zhən) n. Surgical isolation of a part or segment without removal from the body.
adjective 1. intended to excuse oneself from blame or guilt