Meaning of advolution in English:

advolution

Pronunciation /ˌadvəˈl(j)uːʃn/

noun

rare
  • 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.

Origin

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.