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Related / Similar Words: exploitation, developing, evolution, growth, growing, maturation, ontogeny, ontogenesis

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • 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 recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!";
  • a district that has been developed to serve some purpose; "such land is practical for small park developments";
  • processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible; "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours";
  • 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";
  • (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 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;

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    Hyponyms: advancement, progress, broadening, elaboration, working out, product development, land development, water development, water project, water program, overexploitation, overuse, overutilization, overutilisation, capitalization, capitalisation, commercialization, commercialisation, electrification, unitization, unitisation, turn, turn of events, twist, phenomenon, complication, ramification, housing development, housing estate, underdevelopment, assibilation, deepening, growth, unfolding, flowering, culture, amelogenesis, angiogenesis, apposition, auxesis, blossoming, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence, cenogenesis, kenogenesis, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, kainogenesis, cohesion, cytogenesis, cytogeny, foliation, leafing, fructification, gametogenesis, germination, sprouting, infructescence, intussusception, juvenescence, life cycle, masculinization, masculinisation, virilization, virilisation, morphogenesis, myelinization, myelinisation, neurogenesis, palingenesis, recapitulation, proliferation, psychomotor development, psychosexual development, rooting, suppression, teething, dentition, odontiasis, teratogenesis, vegetation

     

    Derivational Morphology: develop, modernize, modernise, build up, overwork, exploit, tap, work, break, recrudesce, evolve, grow, produce, get, acquire, senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate

     

    Language Translations:
    Danish: udvikling   Dutch: ontwikkeling  
    Finnish: kehitys   German: Entwicklung  
    Italian: potenziamento   Portuguese: desenvolvimento  
    Russian: развитие   Slovene: razvoj  
    Swedish: utveckling  
     
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