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development

noun (n)

  • act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining (noun.act)
    Example:
    He congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency.
    They funded research and development.
    source: wordnet30
  • a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage) (noun.process)
    Synonym: evolution
    Antonym: degeneration, devolution
    Example:
    The development of his ideas took many years.
    The slow development of her skill as a writer.
    source: wordnet30
  • (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level (noun.process)
    Example:
    He proposed an indicator of osseous development in children.
    source: wordnet30
  • a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation (noun.event)
    Example:
    Recent developments in Iraq.
    What a revolting development!.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful (noun.act)
    Synonym: exploitation
    Example:
    The development of Alaskan resources.
    source: wordnet30
  • a district that has been developed to serve some purpose (noun.location)
    Example:
    Such land is practical for small park developments.
    source: wordnet30
  • a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess) (noun.state)
    Example:
    After he saw the latest development he changed his mind and became a supporter.
    In chess your should take care of your development before moving your queen.
    source: wordnet30
  • processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible (noun.process)
    Synonym: developing
    Example:
    The development and printing of his pictures took only two hours.
    source: wordnet30
  • (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of developing or disclosing that which is unknown; a gradual unfolding process by which anything is developed, as a plan or method, or an image upon a photographic plate; gradual advancement or growth through a series of progressive changes; also, the result of developing, or a developed state. (noun)
    source: webster1913
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