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de·vel·op·ment

 (dĭ-vĕl′əp-mənt)
n.
1. The act of developing or the state of being developed, as:
a. The application of techniques or technology to the production of new goods or services.
b. The business of constructing buildings or otherwise altering land for new uses.
2. A significant event, occurrence, or change: a news story covering the latest developments in the scandal.
3. A group of dwellings built by the same contractor: bought a condo in a new development built by the river.
4. The organized activity of soliciting donations or grants; fundraising.
5. Music
a. Elaboration of a theme with rhythmic and harmonic variations.
b. The central section of a movement in sonata form, in which the theme is elaborated and explored.

de·vel′op·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
de·vel′op·men′tal·ly adv.

development

(dɪˈvɛləpmənt)
n
1. the act or process of growing, progressing, or developing
2. the product or result of developing
3. a fact, event, or happening, esp one that changes a situation
4. (Human Geography) an area or tract of land that has been developed
5. (Classical Music) Also called: development section the section of a movement, usually in sonata form, in which the basic musical themes are developed
6. (Chess & Draughts) chess
a. the process of developing pieces
b. the manner in which they are developed
c. the position of the pieces in the early part of a game with reference to their attacking potential or defensive efficiency
deˌvelopˈmental adj
deˌvelopˈmentally adv

de•vel•op•ment

(dɪˈvɛl əp mənt)

n.
1. the act of developing.
2. a significant consequence or event.
3. a developed state or form; maturity.
4. the section of a musical composition in which themes or motifs are developed.
5. a large group of dwellings, often of similar design and constructed as a community, esp. by a real-estate developer.
6. the raising of funds, expansion of activities or opportunities, etc., esp. for an organization or foundation.
[1745–55; < French]
de•vel`op•men′tal, adj.
de•vel`op•men′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.development - act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refiningdevelopment - 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"
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
progress, advancement - gradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"
broadening - the action of making broader; "the broadening of travel"
working out, elaboration - developing in intricate and painstaking detail
product development - improving an existing product or developing new kinds of products
2.development - a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)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"
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
assibilation - the development of a consonant phoneme into a sibilant
deepening - a process of becoming deeper and more profound
growth - a progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture"
unfolding, flowering - a developmental process; "the flowering of antebellum culture"
3.development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organicallydevelopment - (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"
culture - (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
amelogenesis - the developmental process of forming tooth enamel
angiogenesis - the formation of new blood vessels
apposition - (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
auxesis - growth from increase in cell size without cell division
anthesis, blossoming, florescence, flowering, inflorescence, efflorescence - the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, kainogenesis, kenogenesis - introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution)
cohesion - (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
cultivation - the process of fostering the growth of something; "the cultivation of bees for honey"
cytogenesis, cytogeny - the origin and development and variation of cells
foliation, leafing - (botany) the process of forming leaves
fructification - the bearing of fruit
gametogenesis - the development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis
gastrulation - the process in which a gastrula develops from a blastula by the inward migration of cells
germination, sprouting - the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
habit - the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal); "a shrub of spreading habit"
infructescence - the fruiting stage of the inflorescence
intussusception - (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall
juvenescence - the process of growing into a youth
life cycle - the course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced
masculinisation, masculinization, virilisation, virilization - the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
morphogenesis - differentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)
myelinisation, myelinization - the development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber
neurogenesis - the development of nerve tissues
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
palingenesis, recapitulation - emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
proliferation - growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
psychogenesis - a general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind
psychogenesis - the development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors
psychomotor development - progressive acquisition of skills involving both mental and motor activities
psychosexual development - (psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages: first oral stage and then anal stage and then phallic stage and then latency stage and finally genital stage
rooting - the process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
suppression - the failure to develop some part or organ
dentition, odontiasis, teething - the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
teratogenesis - the development of defects in an embryo
vegetation - the process of growth in plants
isometry - the growth rates in different parts of a growing organism are the same
nondevelopment - failure of normal development to occur
4.development - a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
turn of events, twist, turn - an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
phenomenon - a remarkable development
ramification, complication - a development that complicates a situation; "the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"
5.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"
usage, use, utilisation, utilization, exercise, employment - the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
land development - making an area of land more useful
water development, water program, water project - making an area of water more useful
overexploitation, overuse, overutilisation, overutilization - exploitation to the point of diminishing returns
capitalisation, capitalization - the act of capitalizing on an opportunity
commercialisation, commercialization - the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce; "my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege"; "the government tried to accelerate the commercialization of this development"; "both companies will retain control over the commercialization of their own products"
electrification - the act of providing electricity; "the electrification of rural Tennessee"
unitisation, unitization - the joint development of a petroleum resource that straddles territory controlled by different companies
6.development - a district that has been developed to serve some purpose; "such land is practical for small park developments"
housing development - a residential area of similar dwellings built by property developers and usually under a single management; "they live in the new housing development"
housing estate - a residential area where the houses were all planned and built at the same time
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
7.development - 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"
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
melioration, improvement - a condition superior to an earlier condition; "the new school represents a great improvement"
underdevelopment - state of inadequate development; "much poverty can be traced to the underdevelopment of industry"
8.development - processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visibledevelopment - processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible; "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
processing - preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure; "the processing of newly arrived immigrants"; "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"
underdevelopment - (photography) inadequate processing of film resulting in inadequate contrast
9.development - (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

development

development

noun
1. A progression from a simple form to a more complex one:
2. The result or product of building up:
3. Steady improvement, as of an individual or a society:
4. Something significant that happens:
Translations
تَطَوُّرتَطوير، تَنْمِيَه
vývojpokrok
udviklingnyudvikling
kehitys
razvoj
fejlemény
òroskiòróun
発展
개발
razvojnapredek
utveckling
การพัฒนา
sự phát triển

development

[dɪˈveləpmənt]
A. N
1. (gen) → desarrollo m; (= unfolding) → evolución f
2. (= change in situation) → novedad f, cambio m; (= event) → acontecimiento m
there are no new developments to reportno se registra ninguna novedad or ningún cambio
what is the latest development?¿hay alguna novedad?
awaiting developmentsen espera de novedades
3. [of resources] → explotación f; [of land] → urbanización f
4. (= area of new housing) → urbanización f
B. CPD development agency Nagencia f de desarrollo
development area Nzona f de urgente reindustrialización, polo m de desarrollo
development bank Nbanco m de desarrollo
development company N [of property] → promotora f inmobiliaria; [of resources] → compañía f de explotación
development corporation N [of new town] → corporación f de desarrollo, corporación f de promoción
development officer Ndirector(a) m/f de promoción
development plan Nplan m de desarrollo

development

[dɪˈvɛləpmənt] n
(= formation) [person, embryo] → développement m
[idea, institution, tradition] → développement m
[country, area] → développement m
economic development → développement économique
[company] → expansion f
[product] → développement m
(= event) → développement m
the latest developments → les derniers développements
an unexpected development → un rebondissement
(= complex) → complexe mdevelopment bank nbanque f de développement

development

n
(of person, mind, body)Entwicklung f
(= way subject, plot etc is developed)Ausführung f; (of interests)Entfaltung f; (of argument etc)(Weiter)entwicklung f; (Mus) → Durchführung f
(= change in situation)Entwicklung f; new developments in …neue Entwicklungen in …; to await (further) developmentsneue Entwicklungen abwarten
(of area, site, new town)Erschließung f; (of old part of town)Sanierung f; (of industry, from scratch) → Entwicklung f; (= expansion)Ausbau m; industrial developmentGewerbegebiet nt; residential developmentWohnsiedlung f; office developmentBürokomplex m; business developmentGeschäftszentrum nt; we live in a new developmentwir leben in einer neuen Siedlung; unauthorized developmentillegale Baumaßnahmen pl
(Phot, Math) → Entwicklung f

development

:
development area
nEntwicklungsgebiet nt; (in town) → Erschließungsgebiet nt; (in old town) → Sanierungsgebiet nt
development company
n(Wohnungs)baugesellschaft f
development costs
development cycle
n (Comm, Biol) → Entwicklungszyklus m
development grant
nEntwicklungsförderung f

development

[dɪˈvɛləpmənt] n (gen) → sviluppo
to await developments → attendere ulteriori sviluppi
the latest developments → gli ultimi sviluppi (della situazione)
development process → processo di sviluppo
development grant finanziamento per un programma di sviluppo

develop

(diˈveləp) past tense, past participle deˈveloped verb
1. to (cause to) grow bigger or to a more advanced state. The plan developed slowly in his mind; It has developed into a very large city.
2. to acquire gradually. He developed the habit of getting up early.
3. to become active, visible etc. Spots developed on her face.
4. to use chemicals to make (a photograph) visible. My brother develops all his own films.
deˈvelopment noun
1. the process or act of developing. a crucial stage in the development of a child.
2. something new which is the result of developing. important new developments in science.

development

تَطَوُّر vývoj udvikling Entwicklung ανάπτυξη desarrollo kehitys développement razvoj sviluppo 発展 개발 ontwikkeling utvikling rozwój desenvolvimento развитие utveckling การพัฒนา gelişme sự phát triển 发展

de·vel·op·ment

n. desarrollo; adelanto; progreso, crecimiento; [germs] proliferación;
child ______ infantil;
physical ______ físico;
psychomotor and physical ______ psicomotor y físico.

development

n desarrollo; language — desarrollo del lenguaje; physical — desarrollo físico; sexual — desarrollo sexual; speech — desarrollo del habla
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He could draw well enough and he had many odd deli- cate thoughts hidden away in his brain that might have expressed themselves through the brush of a painter, but he was always a child and that was a handicap to his worldly development.
His faith in it and his knowledge of it have played an important part in its development.
Besides the rosebush, she had observed several other species of flowers growing there in a wilderness of neglect, and obstructing one another's development (as is often the parallel case in human society) by their uneducated entanglement and confusion.
He was not ill-fitted to be the head and representative of a community which owed its origin and progress, and its present state of development, not to the impulses of youth, but to the stern and tempered energies of manhood and the sombre sagacity of age; accomplishing so much, precisely because it imagined and hoped so little.
Flights of fancy gave place, in her mind, to a steady fireside glow, and I had already begun to perceive how, with the development of the conviction that--as time went on without a public accident-- our young things could, after all, look out for themselves, she addressed her greatest solicitude to the sad case presented by their instructress.
Furthermore, you are now to consider that only in the extreme, lower, backward sloping part of the front of the head, is there the slightest vestige of bone; and not till you get near twenty feet from the forehead do you come to the full cranial development.
The difficulty would not have been so great except for another fact--there had been a curious development in stockyards politics in the last year or two, a new party having leaped into being.
In the head and face every organ and lineament expressive of brutal and unhesitating violence was in a state of the highest possible development.
The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow--one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance; whose first and chief concern, on coming into the world, is to see that the almshouses are in good repair; and, before yet he has lawfully donned the virile garb, to collect a fund to the support of the widows and orphans that may be; who, in short, ventures to live only by the aid of the Mutual Insurance company, which has promised to bury him decently.
Each of his steps is marked by a new civilization superior to the preceding, by a greater power of development.
I sided with the geologist of the Expedition in the belief that this patch of skin had once helped to cover a Siberian elephant, in some old forgotten age--but we divided there, the geologist believing that this discovery proved that Siberia had formerly been located where Switzerland is now, whereas I held the opinion that it merely proved that the primeval Swiss was not the dull savage he is represented to have been, but was a being of high intellectual development, who liked to go to the menagerie.
From the beginning I've tried to think of a way I could be useful in her development, but no reasonable solution seemed to offer itself.

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