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Meaning of development by Wiktionary Dictionary



    develop +‎ -ment


    • IPA: /dɪˈvɛləpmənt/


    development ( countable and uncountable; plural: developments )

    1. ( uncountable ) The process of developing; growth, directed change
      The development of this story has been slow .
    2. ( uncountable, biology ) 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. ( countable ) Something which has developed
      Our news team brings you the latest developments .
    4. ( countable, uncountable ) Real estate development .
    5. ( uncountable ) The application of new ideas to practical problems ( cf. research )
      Our development department has produced three new adhesives this year .
    6. ( chess, uncountable ) 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. ( music ) The second section of a piece of music in sonata form .

Explanation of development by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining

    2. he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency
      they funded research and development
    3. the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

    4. the development of Alaskan resources
    5. the section of a composition or movement ( especially in sonata form ) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated

    6. a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation

    7. recent developments in Iraq
      what a revolting development!
    8. a district that has been developed to serve some purpose

    9. such land is practical for small park developments
    10. processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible

    11. the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours
    12. a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage ( especially a more advanced or mature stage )

    13. the development of his ideas took many years
      the slow development of her skill as a writer
    14. the process of an individual organism growing organically

    15. he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children
    16. a state in which things are improving

    17. 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