• WordNet 3.6
    • n devolvement the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Devolvement The act or process of devolving;; devolution.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n devolvement The act of devolving.
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In literature:

In this state of things, a responsibility of the greatest magnitude devolved on the Association, or its committee.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
The command now devolved on Sir Charles Wilson of the Royal Engineers.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
The real command now devolved on M. D'Usson, the Governor of Limerick.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
The crown now devolved upon William and Mary, upon whom half-a crown a-piece was thus settled by the liberality of Parliament.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, October 2, 1841" by Various
An important role devolves upon them in the preparation of the sexual excitation.
"Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex" by Sigmund Freud
In villages having no president or mayor, this duty devolves upon the trustees.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
The care of the churches gathered among them devolved particularly on him.
"Sermons on Various Important Subjects" by Andrew Lee
In the future, the charge of the entire establishment may devolve upon you.
"The Colossus" by Opie Read
On me devolved the conduct of the whole, because the music was composed by me.
"Beethoven" by George Alexander Fischer
He was given to understand that certain duties devolved upon him.
"Windjammers and Sea Tramps" by Walter Runciman

In poetry:

We have resolved it, mighty king! with care,
With closest scrutiny. On us devolve
Whatever blame occurs!
"Daniel. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More

In news:

MUSIC Mark Mothersbaugh wants to devolve.
The "Hunger Games" star shows off some vocal talent in what devolves into a jibberish-fest with the musician and comedian.
In what was supposed to be a friendly between the two teams, Houston and Monterrey match devolved from a celebration of the beautiful game into a WWE style Battle Royale.
Don't let process devolve into a popularity contest.
The show devolves into Shakespeare, death, pies and laughter.
It's a sad day when the state's major newspaper allows itself to devolve to this point.
Meanwhile, the " libertarian " right moves to take the risks of unemployment, disease, and, yes, accidents of birth, and devolve them entirely onto the responsibility of the individual.
Could the Adirondack Park in less than 20 years, devolve into 3 regions: Lake Placid, Old Forge and Lake George and its "suburbs".
Maybe I'm holding it to a higher standard because it won some very deserved Emmys last year, and the acting is still top-notch, but the writing continues to devolve into "24" territory.
Dionne has not only devolved from a thoughtful columnist into a left-wing hit-man, but he has devolved even further, into the realm of a flagrantly dishonest left-wing hit-man.
The Syrian conflict appears to have devolved into a proxy war among world powers.
'Thirst' starts with much promise, then devolves into repetitious violence.
Since Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997) devolved an already campy superhero franchise into a sub-Vegas monster's ball, it seems fitting that Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins is fastidiously grim.
How to Make Fun of Lana Del Rey's New Video "Born to Die" (Warning: Rapidly Devolves into Lips Gags).
The telltale sign that things had truly devolved.

In science:

The pre-heating controversy devolves on a choice between internal supernova heating during galaxy group formation and external (universal) heating by AGN or some other agency at an early time.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
En una interacción, una acción es la respuesta que realiza un agente a la observación que le ha proporcionado el entorno y, finalmente, el entorno le devolverá al agente una recompensa (o refuerzo) en función de su comportamiento.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Por tanto, nuestro agente no será más que una función que, recibiendo como entrada una percepción del entorno, devolverá la siguiente acción a realizar.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
AgentBehaviour A partir de la observación que se le proporcione, devolverá el siguiente movimiento a realizar.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
This ” master” ground state – or simply the Vacuum state -is a central theme around which the entire concept and methodology of QFT devolve.
Mathematics : The Language of Science