What is meant by "mode of existence"?

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According Zimmermann in 1953 "evolution is the transformation of the form and mode of existence" so I want want understand what is mode of existence ?
 

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DrClaude
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Definition of mode from the OED:
Oxford English Dictionary said:
A way or manner in which something is done or takes place; a method of proceeding in any activity, business, etc.
 
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jim mcnamara
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Or - in more commonplace terms 'change in how or where an organism "makes a living" ' -- like foraging for food at different times of the day, or developing tolerance for drier environments. The change is a genetic change in a population as well.
 

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