Definition of evolvent in English:

evolvent

adjective

rare
  • 1That evolves or causes to evolve.

  • 2Hinduism
    In Sankhya philosophy: (of a principle of nature or being) that gives rise to other principles of nature or being; that is the cause of the existence of other phenomena.

noun

rare
  • 1Geometry
    The involute of a curve.

  • 2Hinduism
    In Sankhya philosophy: a principle of nature or being that gives rise to other principles of nature or being; a cause of the existence of other phenomena. Sometimes: specifically such a principle which itself derives from another, and is not a root cause of being.

Origin

Early 18th century. From classical Latin ēvolvent-, ēvolvēns, present participle of ēvolvere.

Pronunciation

evolvent

/ɪˈvɒlv(ə)nt/