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Meaning of DEVOLUTION

Pronunciation:  `devu'looshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
  2. [n]  the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
 

DEVOLUTION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: degeneration, devolvement
 
 Antonyms: development, evolution
 
 See Also: attack, delegating, delegation, deputation, obsolescence, process, relegating, relegation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dev`o*lu"tion\, n. [LL. devolutio: cf. F.
d['e]volution.]
1. The act of rolling down. [R.]

         The devolution of earth down upon the valleys.
                                               --Woodward.

2. Transference from one person to another; a passing or
   devolving upon a successor.

         The devolution of the crown through a . . . channel
         known and conformable to old constitutional
         requisitions.                         --De Quincey.

 

 

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