Definition of Development


  • (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
  • processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
    "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
  • 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"
  • a district that has been developed to serve some purpose
    "such land is practical for small park developments"
  • 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!"
  • (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 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"
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Development

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Unscramble development

386 unscramble word found using the letters development.

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