Definitions of development:
  • noun:   act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
    Example: "He congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency"
  • noun:   a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation
    Example: "Recent developments in Iraq"
  • noun:   a district that has been developed to serve some purpose
    Example: "Such land is practical for small park developments"
  • noun:   processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
    Example: "The development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
  • noun:   a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
    Example: "The development of his ideas took many years"
  • noun:   a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)
    Example: "After he saw the latest development he changed his mind and became a supporter"
  • noun:   the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
    Example: "The development of Alaskan resources"
  • noun:   (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
    Example: "He proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

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