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Overview of noun development

1. development -- (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 -- (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 -- ((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 -- (a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!")

5. exploitation, 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")

6. development -- (a district that has been developed to serve some purpose; "such land is practical for small park developments")

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")

8. development, developing -- (processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible; "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours")

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

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