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 book deduces by demonstration, an evolutionary trend in Pakistan's electoral history, systematically analysing 10 elections since 1970.
In California, Bettinger defines this advantageous evolutionary trend as having produced a political system he calls "orderly anarchy," defined "as a persistent state of order and productive social interaction in the absence of formal authority or means of enforcement" (12-13).
Primary research also confirmed an evolutionary trend based on aggregate data from the Tax Office.
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.
Our O-C diagram for V1212 Tau appears to be a classical stage A-B-C transition and is very similar to O-C diagrams of SW UMa and UV Per shown in Kato et al., (7) amongst many others which exhibit this evolutionary trend.
The Zingiberales demonstrate an evolutionary trend in the ontogeny of the perianth, i.e.
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.
This phrase, in the duration of the book, short or long as it may be, eventually morphs into "I know I can, I know I can." I am sure, without debate of fossils or such, that the evolutionary trend between thinking and knowing is quite clear.
The uniquely human qualities might have been a result of an "evolutionary trend" in the other animals, but their emergence remains a quite singular and unprecedented development that could not have been predicted on the basis of that trend.