[ ev-uh-loo-shuh-ner-ee or, especially British, ee-vuh- ]
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  1. pertaining to evolution or development; developmental: the evolutionary origin of species.

  2. of, relating to, or in accordance with a theory of evolution, especially in biology.

  1. pertaining to or performing evolutions.

Origin of evolutionary

First recorded in 1840–50; evolution + -ary

Other words from evolutionary

  • ev·o·lu·tion·ar·i·ly, adverb
  • an·ti·ev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, adjective
  • non·ev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, adjective
  • pre·ev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, adjective
  • pro·ev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, adjective
  • un·ev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, adjective

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