Etymology: (term, evolutio, , an unrolling, unfolding, lang=la), (term, ex-, , from, out of, lang=la) + (term, volere, , to roll, lang=la).
- (context, general) A gradual process of development, formation, or growth, esp. one leading to a more advanced or complex form.
- (biology) The change in the genetic composition of a population over successive generations.
- (mathematics) The extraction of a root from a quantity.
- (military) One of a series of ordered movements.
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