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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation, regression(noun)

    an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely


  1. arrested development(Noun)

    A state where development has stopped prematurely.


  1. Arrested Development

    Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of 15 episodes was released on Netflix on May 26, 2013. The show follows the fictitious Bluth family, a formerly wealthy and habitually dysfunctional family, and is presented in a continuous format, incorporating handheld camera work, narration, archival photos, and historical footage. Ron Howard serves as an executive producer and the series' uncredited narrator. Set in Newport Beach, California, Arrested Development is filmed primarily in Culver City and Marina del Rey. Since its debut in 2003, the series has received widespread critical acclaim, including six Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe, and has attracted a cult following, including several fan-based websites. In 2007, Time listed it among the magazine's "All-TIME 100 TV Shows". In 2008, the show was ranked 16th on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list. In 2011, IGN named Arrested Development the funniest show of all time. Despite acclaim from critics, Arrested Development received low ratings and viewership on Fox, which canceled the series in 2006. Rumors of a fourth season and a feature film persisted until 2011, when Netflix agreed to license new episodes and distribute them exclusively on its streaming video service. The script of an Arrested Development film has also been in development, with the main cast purported to reprise their original roles.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arrested development in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arrested development in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Alice Roosevelt Longworth:

    The secret of eternal youth is arrested development.

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