Associations to the word «Evolutionary»


EVOLUTIONARY, adjective. Of or relating to evolution.
EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGIST, noun. A scientist working in the field of evolutionary biology.
EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGISTS, noun. Plural of evolutionary biologist
EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, noun. A sub-field of biology concerned with the origin and descent of species and as their evolution, multiplication and diversity over time.
EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, noun. (biology) A branch of biology that studies the interaction of evolutionary and developmental processes.
EVOLUTIONARY ETHICS, noun. (ethics) Ethics--the study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct--that is informed yet not uniquely determined by sociobiology--the application of the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of social behaviour in both humans and animals.
EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY, noun. (psychology) A theoretical approach to psychology that attempts to explain mental and psychological traits—such as memory, perception, or language—as adaptations, that is, as the functional products of natural selection.
EVOLUTIONARY THEORY, noun. (Should we delete([1]) this sense?) (Can we verify([2]) this sense?) Any of several theories that have evolved over time.
EVOLUTIONARY THEORY, noun. (biology) (Should we delete([1]) this sense?) A theory of evolution, especially the scientific theory of evolution through natural selection.
EVOLUTIONARY THEORY, noun. (by extension) (Should we delete([1]) this sense?) Any model of disequilibrium or accumulating change.
EVOLUTIONARY TRAP, noun. (biology) (evolutionary biology) The situation of an evolved behaviour or trait of a species becoming detrimental to the survival or reproductive ability of individuals, possibly leading to extinction.
EVOLUTIONARY TRAP, noun. (ecology) The situation of a rapid ecological change triggering decisions about choice of habitat that are detrimental for an individual; an ecological trap.
EVOLUTIONARY TRAPS, noun. Plural of evolutionary trap

Dictionary definition

EVOLUTIONARY, adjective. Of or relating to or produced by evolution; "evolutionary biology".

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