evolutive

[ ev-uh-loo-tiv or, esp. British, ee-vuh- ]
/ ˈɛv əˌlu tɪv or, esp. British, ˈi və- /

adjective

of, relating to, or promoting evolution; evolutionary: an evolutive process.
tending to evolve, or toward evolution.

Nearby words

  1. evolutionary biology,
  2. evolutionary fitness,
  3. evolutionary medicine,
  4. evolutionary psychology,
  5. evolutionist,
  6. evolve,
  7. evonymus,
  8. evoo,
  9. evora,
  10. evtushenko

Origin of evolutive

First recorded in 1870–75; evolut(ion) + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for evolutive

evolutive

/ (ɪˈvɒljʊtɪv) /

adjective

relating to, tending to, or promoting evolution
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