Meaning of advolution in English:


Pronunciation /ˌadvəˈl(j)uːʃn/


  • The process of developing in a specific direction or towards a particular end; an instance of this.

    Frequently contrasted with evolution, regarded as a backward-looking process concerned with origins, with advolution conceived of as a forward-looking process concerned with destination and purpose.


Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). Originally from post-classical Latin advolution-, advolutio action of rolling towards, prostration, rotation from classical Latin advolūt-, past participial stem of advolvere to roll to or towards, (reflexive or passive) to prostrate oneself before, grovel at (from ad- + volvere) + -iō.