Definitions for development

Definitions for (noun) development

Main entry: development

Definition: act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining

Usage: he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency; they funded research and development

Main entry: exploitation, development

Definition: the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

Usage: the development of Alaskan resources; the exploitation of copper deposits

Main entry: development

Definition: (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated

Main entry: development

Definition: a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation

Usage: recent developments in Iraq; what a revolting development!

Main entry: development

Definition: a district that has been developed to serve some purpose

Usage: such land is practical for small park developments

Main entry: developing, development

Definition: processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible

Usage: the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours

Main entry: development, evolution

Definition: a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)

Usage: the development of his ideas took many years; the evolution of Greek civilization; the slow development of her skill as a writer

Main entry: growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development

Definition: (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

Usage: he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children

Main entry: development

Definition: a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)

Usage: 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

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