To directly interfere with the evolution of a species through genetic engineering and selective breeding, among other things. Only properly used to describe races which have attained sentience. From David Brin's excellent Uplift Trilogy.

- return to the Transhumanist Terminology metanode

Up*lift" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Uplifting.]

To lift or raise aloft; to raise; to elevate; as, to uplift the arm; to uplift a rock.

Cowper.

Satan, talking to his nearest mate,
With head uplift above the wave, and eyes
That sparkling blazed.
Milton.

 

© Webster 1913.


Up"lift` (?), n. Geol.

A raising or upheaval of strata so as to disturb their regularity and uniformity, and to occasion folds, dislocations, and the like.

 

© Webster 1913.

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