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development - English Dictionary

[ 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

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■ the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
・the development of Alaskan resources

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■ (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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■ a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation
・recent developments in Iraq
・what a revolting development!

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■ a district that has been developed to serve some purpose
・such land is practical for small park developments

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■ processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
・the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours

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■ 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 slow development of her skill as a writer

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■ (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
growing , growth , maturation , ontogenesis , ontogeny

[ 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

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