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social evolution

noun, Sociology.
the gradual development of society and social forms, institutions, etc., usually through a series of peaceful stages.
Compare revolution (def 2). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Nobody denies that social evolution is going on even to-day.

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling
  • This is exactly the contention of Kidd in his social evolution.

  • You see yourself the direction which social evolution is taking.

    Fair Haven and Foul Strand August Strindberg
  • The whole history of social evolution might be called the history of the hand.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • That was just what they needed, what she needed to secure her hold on the social evolution of Benham.

    Unleavened Bread

    Robert Grant
  • Other great historical events have their place in social evolution.

    The Iron Heel Jack London
  • In the orderly procedure of social evolution there was no place for it.

    The Iron Heel Jack London
  • social evolution is exasperatingly slow, isn't it, sweetheart?

    The Iron Heel Jack London
  • The intellectual and the social evolution are closely and intricately connected, and each reacts upon the other.

  • The process of social evolution on its political side ends with the national state.

British Dictionary definitions for social evolution

social evolution

(sociol) the process of social development from an early simple type of social organization to one that is complex and highly specialized
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