develop vs evolve what difference

what is difference between develop and evolve

English

Alternative forms

  • develope (archaic)

Etymology

Borrowed from French développer, from Middle French desveloper, from Old French desveloper, from des- + voloper, veloper, vloper (to wrap, wrap up) (compare Italian -viluppare, Old Italian alternative form goluppare (to wrap)) from Vulgar Latin *vloppō, *wloppō (to wrap) ultimately from Proto-Germanic *wrappaną, *wlappaną (to wrap, roll up, turn, wind), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- (to turn, bend) [1]. Akin to Middle English wlappen (to wrap, fold) (Modern English lap (to wrap, involve, fold)), Middle English wrappen (to wrap), Middle Dutch lappen (to wrap up, embrace), dialectal Danish vravle (to wind, twist), Middle Low German wrempen (to wrinkle, scrunch, distort), Old English wearp (warp). The word acquired its modern meaning from the 17th-century belief that an egg contains the animal in miniature and matures by growing larger and shedding its envelopes.

Pronunciation

  • (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪˈvɛl.əp/
  • (Indian English) IPA(key): /ˈdɛv.ləp/, /dɛˈvɛ.ləp/
  • Hyphenation: de‧ve‧lop
  • Rhymes: -ɛləp

Verb

develop (third-person singular simple present develops, present participle developing, simple past and past participle developed or (archaic, rare) developt)

  1. (transitive, now rare) To discover, find out; to uncover.
    • 1791, Charlotte Smith, Celestina, Broadview 2004, p. 176:
      ‘The mystery which I cannot develop, may by that time be removed [] .’
  2. (intransitive) To change with a specific direction, progress.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To progress through a sequence of stages.
    • 1868-1869, Robert Owen, Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Vertebrates
      All insects [] acquire the jointed legs before the wings are fully developed.
  4. (transitive) To advance; to further; to promote the growth of.
    • 1881, Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides
      We must develop our own resources to the utmost.
  5. (transitive) To create.
  6. (transitive) To bring out images latent in photographic film.
  7. (transitive) To acquire something usually over a period of time.
  8. (chess, transitive) To place one’s pieces actively.
  9. (snooker, pool) To cause a ball to become more open and available to be played on later. Usually by moving it away from the cushion, or by opening a pack.
  10. (mathematics) To change the form of (an algebraic expression, etc.) by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.

Usage notes

  • Objects: plan, software, program, product, story, idea.

Derived terms

  • co-develop, codevelop

Related terms

  • developing
  • development

Translations



English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin ēvolvō (unroll, unfold), from ē- (out of) (short form of ex) + volvō (roll).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪˈvɑlv/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪˈvɒlv/
  • Hyphenation: e‧volve

Verb

evolve (third-person singular simple present evolves, present participle evolving, simple past and past participle evolved)

  1. To move in regular procession through a system.
    • 1677, Matthew Hale, The Primitive Origination of Mankind, Considered and Examined According to the Light of Nature
      The animal soul sooner expands and evolves it self to its full orb and extent than the humane Soul
    • 1840, William Whewell, The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences
      The principles which art involves, science alone evolves.
    • 1870, John Shairp, Culture and Religion
      Not by any power evolved from man’s own resources, but by a power which descended from above.
  2. (intransitive) To change; transform.
  3. To come into being; develop.
    • 1939, P. G. Wodehouse, Uncle Fred in the Springtime
      You will remove the pig, place it in the car, and drive it to my house in Wiltshire. That is the plan I have evolved.
  4. (biology) Of a population, to change genetic composition over successive generations through the process of evolution.
    • 1859, Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species, p. 502:
      There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
  5. (chemistry) To give off (gas, such as oxygen or carbon dioxide during a reaction).
  6. (transitive) To cause something to change or transform.

Related terms

Translations


Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eˈvɔl.ve/
  • Rhymes: -ɔlve

Verb

evolve

  1. third-person singular present indicative of evolvere

Latin

Etymology

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /eːˈu̯ol.u̯e/, [eːˈu̯ɔlu̯ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /eˈvol.ve/, [ɛˈvɔlvɛ]

Verb

ēvolve

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ēvolvō

Portuguese

Verb

evolve

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of evolver
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of evolver

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