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emergent evolution

noun

Definition of EMERGENT EVOLUTION

:  evolution which according to some biological and philosophical theories involves the appearance of new characters and qualities (as life and consciousness) at more complex levels of organization (as the cell or organism) which cannot be predicted solely from the study of less complex levels (as the atom or molecule)
March 29, 2015
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To thwart or disconcert
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