evoluzione

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ēvolūtiōnem, accusative of ēvolūtiō (unrolling, opening (a scroll), noun), derived from ēvolvō (I unroll, unfold).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /e.vo.lutˈt͡sjo.ne/
  • Hyphenation: e‧vo‧lu‧zió‧ne

Noun[edit]

evoluzione f (plural evoluzioni)

  1. An ordered movement.
    • 1840, Alessandro Manzoni, I promessi sposi[1], Tip. Guglielmini e Redaelli, Capitolo VII, page 133:
      rasentando l’altro stipite, passò per isbieco, col fianco innanzi, per l’apertura lasciata da quella cariatide. I due compagni dovettero far la stessa evoluzione, se vollero entrare.
      Skimming along the other jamb, he went sideways, with his side in front, through the opening left by that old man. The two companions were to perform the same movement, had they wished to enter.
    Synonym: movimento
  2. (military) movement (one of a series of ordered movements)
    Synonyms: manovra, movimento
  3. (figuratively) evolution, progress, development
    Synonyms: progresso, sviluppo
    Antonym: involuzione

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References[edit]

  • evoluzione in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana