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"
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"
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"
a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation
"recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
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"
a district that has been developed to serve some purpose
"such land is practical for small park developments"
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"
processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
"the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
(music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
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.
Origin: [Cf. F. dveloppement.]
The process of developing; growth, directed change
The development of this story has been slow.
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.
Something which has developed
Our news team brings you the latest developments.
A real estate development
The application of new ideas to practical problems (cf. research)
Our development department has produced three new adhesives this year.
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.
The second section of a piece of music in sonata form.
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
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
the act or process of changing or expanding an expression into another of equivalent value or meaning
the equivalent expression into which another has been developed
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
Origin: [Cf. F. dveloppement.]
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
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'development' in Written Corpus Frequency: #608
Rank popularity for the word 'development' in Nouns Frequency: #51
The numerical value of development in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of development in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- تعمير, إعمار, تطويرArabic
- развитие, усъвършенстване, напредъкBulgarian
- desenvolupamentCatalan, Valencian
- udbygning, udvidelse, udviklingDanish
- εξέλιξη, ανάπτυξηGreek
- rakentaminen, kehittely, kehitys, uutiset, kehittyminen, pelinrakentaminen, tuotekehitys, kehittäminenFinnish
- adhartas, leasachadhScottish Gaelic
- פיתוח, התפתחותHebrew
- sviluppo, potenziamentoItalian
- 発展, 開発Japanese
- maendeleoKikuyu, Gikuyu
- 발전, 개발Korean
- ئاوهدان کردنهوه, ئاوهدانی, ئاواکردنهوهKurdish
- развиток, развојMacedonian
- utviklingNorwegian Nynorsk
- развитие, достижение, разработкаRussian
- utveckling, utbyggnadSwedish
- maendeleo, khuendeleaSwahili
- ilerleme, kalkınma, gelişim, gelişmeTurkish
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