development

Definition (noun): act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining

Example: he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency

Definition (noun): act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining

Example: they funded research and development

Definition (noun): a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)

Example: the development of his ideas took many years

Definition (noun): a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)

Example: the evolution of Greek civilization

Definition (noun): a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)

Example: the slow development of her skill as a writer

Definition (noun): (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

Example: he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children

Definition (noun): a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation

Example: recent developments in Iraq

Definition (noun): a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation

Example: what a revolting development!

Definition (noun): the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

Example: the development of Alaskan resources

Definition (noun): the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

Example: the exploitation of copper deposits

Definition (noun): a district that has been developed to serve some purpose

Example: such land is practical for small park developments

Definition (noun): a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)

Example: after he saw the latest development he changed his mind and became a supporter

Definition (noun): a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)

Example: in chess your should take care of your development before moving your queen

Definition (noun): processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible

Example: the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours

Definition (noun): (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated