Definition of evolutive in English:

evolutive

adjective

  • See evolution

    • ‘It is not possible to distinguish any evolutive trend towards increase or decrease in size.’
    • ‘However, the Court cannot, by means of an evolutive interpretation, derive from these instruments a right that was not included therein at the outset.’
    • ‘It may well be that they followed a different evolutive path before the appearance of theropod dinosaurs because by the time theropod dinosaurs had feathers and some even flew, true birds were already present.’
    • ‘The transposition is opposed to several other evolutive constraints: deletion (loss of copies), selection, and regulation (decrease of the transposition rate when the copy number increases).’
    • ‘Terrestrial animals have elaborated a different evolutive solution: symbiotic relationships with bacteria, protists, and fungi which carry out these activities in their own interests.’

Pronunciation

evolutive

/iːˈvɒljuːtɪv/