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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evolutionaryadjective

    of or relating to or produced by evolution

    "evolutionary biology"


  1. evolutionaryadjective

    Of or relating to evolution.

    The evolutionary history of marine mammals includes land-dwelling ancestors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evolutionaryadjective

    relating to evolution; as, evolutionary discussions

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'evolutionary' in Adjectives Frequency: #987

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evolutionary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evolutionary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of evolutionary in a Sentence

  1. Taifo Mahmud:

    The ability to make gadusol, which was first discovered in fish eggs, clearly has some evolutionary value to be found in so many species, we know it provides UV-B protection; it makes a pretty good sunscreen. But there may also be roles it plays as an antioxidant, in stress response, embryonic development and other functions.

  2. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    We are all one, because we’re all part of the same evolutionary story.

  3. Richard Dawkins:

    Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species as a whole are concepts which simply do not make evolutionary sense.

  4. Robin Dawson:

    It's possible that dense feathers were primarily selected for insulation, as body size decreased in theropod dinosaurs on the evolutionary pathway to modern birds, feathers could have then later been co-opted for sexual display or flying.

  5. Martin Tobias Lithner:

    Indigenous peoples in isolated environments are closer to true evolutionary development than those of humans in civilized environments.

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