What does development mean?

Definitions for development
dɪˈvɛl əp məntde·vel·op·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. development(noun)

    act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining

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

  2. development, evolution(noun)

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

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

  3. growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis(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

    "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

  4. development(noun)

    a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation

    "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"

  5. exploitation, development(noun)

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

    "the development of Alaskan resources"; "the exploitation of copper deposits"

  6. development(noun)

    a district that has been developed to serve some purpose

    "such land is practical for small park developments"

  7. development(noun)

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

    "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"

  8. development, developing(noun)

    processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible

    "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"

  9. development(noun)

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

GCIDE

  1. Development(n.)

    A tract of land on which a number of buildings have been constructed; -- especially used for tract on which from two to hundreds of houses have been constructed by a commercial developer for sale to individuals.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dveloppement.]

Wiktionary

  1. development(Noun)

    The process of developing; growth, directed change

    The development of this story has been slow.

  2. development(Noun)

    The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.

    The organism has reached a crucial stage in its development.

  3. development(Noun)

    Something which has developed

    Our news team brings you the latest developments.

  4. development(Noun)

    A real estate development

  5. development(Noun)

    The application of new ideas to practical problems (cf. research)

    Our development department has produced three new adhesives this year.

  6. development(Noun)

    The active placement of the pieces, or the process of achieving it

    White's development is good, but black's has been hampered by the pawn on e5.

  7. development(Noun)

    The second section of a piece of music in sonata form.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Development(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dveloppement.]

  2. Development(noun)

    the series of changes which animal and vegetable organisms undergo in their passage from the embryonic state to maturity, from a lower to a higher state of organization

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dveloppement.]

  3. Development(noun)

    the act or process of changing or expanding an expression into another of equivalent value or meaning

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dveloppement.]

  4. Development(noun)

    the equivalent expression into which another has been developed

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dveloppement.]

  5. Development(noun)

    the elaboration of a theme or subject; the unfolding of a musical idea; the evolution of a whole piece or movement from a leading theme or motive

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dveloppement.]

Freebase

  1. Development

    Development is the second album released by the four-piece alternative metal music group, Nonpoint. It was their second and final album released through MCA Records. The album debuted #52 on the Billboard 200 charts.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Development

    the biological doctrine which ascribes an innate expansive power to the organised universe, and affirms the deviation of the most complex forms through intermediate links from the simplest, without the intervention of special acts of creation. See Evolution.

Editors Contribution

  1. development

    A natural change.

    Regional development is vital across countries.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'development' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #250

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'development' in Written Corpus Frequency: #608

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'development' in Nouns Frequency: #51

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How to say development in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of development in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of development in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of development in a Sentence

  1. Chandan Mitra:

    We have to be single mindedly focused on development, development, development, we can't afford to be distracted by anything else.

  2. United States:

    It's delusional of some United States elites to think that China is the largest beneficiary of the international system since they mistakenly blame China for the US' own problems. China has realized its development through hard work, not by taking advantage of the international system.

  3. Eleni Vakondiou:

    There were moments when our (food) cabinets at home were empty because whatever income we had went towards research and development.

  4. Saleemul Huq:

    If we are to take sustainable development seriously, we have to scale up climate action across the board and fund real ways of adapting communities to these new everyday extremes.

  5. Wang Yi:

    What we care about is, once someone has come into power, how he or she handles the cross-strait relationship, whether he or she will maintain the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, whether he or she will recommit to the political foundation of cross-strait relations, the one China principle.

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