evolutionary trend


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Noun1.evolutionary trend - a general direction of evolutionary change
trend, drift, movement - a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
neoteny - an evolutionary trend to be born earlier so that development is cut off at an earlier stage and juvenile characteristics are retained in adults of the species
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The evolutionary trend that led from large, apex predators to gentle, suspension-feeding giants during the highly productive Cambrian period is one that has also taken place several other times throughout Earth's history, according to lead author Dr Jakob Vinther, a lecturer in macroevolution at the University of Bristol.
As broadband access continues the evolutionary trend towards becoming an essential service, network downtime is no longer acceptable," said Hart.
Even if no general evolutionary trend in chromosome number evolution is evident in various invertebrate groups studied thus far, the hypothesis of an increase of chromosome number during the evolution process of abalone is supported in light of the basal gastropods and other Vetigastropodae having karyotypes with low diploid numbers equal to 2n = 18-20 (Haszprunar 1988).
Dreamers is a novel about a sudden evolutionary trend that spontaneously begins to affect the human race--the appearance of Pairs and Multi-Sleeper Dreams.
I am sure, without debate of fossils or such, that the evolutionary trend between thinking and knowing is quite clear.
Antinomianism "represented an evolutionary trend within puritanism, rather than a separate and discrete stream flowing from a distinct source" (28).
As SSL VPNs become mainstream in managing mobile business users accessing desktops and applications, the evolutionary trend will demand secure remote administrative access, in addition to end-user access.
Whereas the earliest life forms adapted by mutation and reproduction, the proliferation of a multitude of new forms, human beings are the culmination of an evolutionary trend with exactly the opposite strategy of survival.
critique of a steady evolutionary trend in European prehistory (if anyone ever really believed it) will find wide agreement.
let me give you a bit of retrospective knowledge as to how NEHA has evolved and how this evolutionary trend has produced the organizational structure and planning process you see today.
Former Avon Products CEO Hicks Waldron sees the turmoil as part of a longer evolutionary trend in which the independence of boards increases with the rise in the number of outsiders on the board.