Definition of developement
1. development [ n ] act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
Examples: "he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency" "they funded research and development"
(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)
His creative development of melodic designs of Slavic dance tunes and love songs is captivating : witty , clever , adroit , and subtle .
(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
Is your R_+_D or product development program tuned in to the commercial realities of the market ?
Are planning and strategy development emphasized sufficiently in your company ?
(Sports Age, 24:9...)
The American firearms and ammunition manufacturers through diligent research and technical development have replaced the muzzle_loader and slow firing single shot arms with modern fast firing autoloaders , extremely accurate bolt , lever , and slide_action firearms .
The shooting development program of the Sporting_Arms_and_Ammunition_Manufacturers_'_Institute has successfully published these facts in all major outdoor magazines , many national weeklies and the trade papers .Synonyms development Related Terms improvement advancement broadening product_development elaboration develop
2. development [ n ] a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
Examples: "the development of his ideas took many years" "the evolution of Greek civilization" "the slow development of her skill as a writer"
(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
There have been , indeed , many important and valuable gains from the development of our present scientific view of the world for which we may be rightly grateful .
(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
Adam and Eve were perfect , not in the sense that they possessed perfection , but in the sense that they were capable of development toward perfection .
(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
And dancing_school , so helpful in artistic and psychological development , also contributes to this essential early training - and can contribute even more .
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
Consultation with architects , clients , real_estate men , fabric houses and furniture companies is essential to the proper development of class problems just as in actual work .
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
From all this we can now see that two streams of development run through the history of twentieth century American folklore .Synonyms development evolution Related Terms degeneration process growth deepening unfolding assibilation evolve
3. development [ n ] the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
Examples: : "the development of Alaskan resources" "the exploitation of copper deposits"
(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
A site may be a rundown slum or a desolate piece of desert in appearance today but have excellent potentials for the future with a_little development or water .
Lack of rainfall and extreme temperatures may call_for the development of shade and irrigation of a site to make it useable .
(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)
For the initial development an oxidation pond was constructed as shown in Figure 1 .
It was proposed that aerated lagoons be used to eliminate the problem at the existing oxidation ponds and to provide the necessary treatment for the additional development .Synonyms development exploitation Related Terms use commercialization water_development overexploitation land_development capitalization electrification unitisation develop exploit
4. development [ n ] a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation
Examples: "recent developments in Iraq" "what a revolting development!"
(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Despite the sheer beauty and spectacle of numerous documentaries , art films , and travelogues , despite the impressive financial success of such a recent development as Cinerama , the movies are at_heart a form of fiction , like the play , the novel , or the short_story .
(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)
Developments up_to about 1957 have been discussed by Sonenberg ( 1958 ) .
(John Hazard Wildman, "Take It Off," The Arizona...)
In matters of exact information , that kept her one step behind developments ; and so they were consistently true to their principles .Synonyms development Related Terms change phenomenon turn complication break
5. development [ n ] a district that has been developed to serve some purpose
Examples: "such land is practical for small park developments"
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
During the making recently of an important Biblical film , some 40 volumes of research material and sketches not_only of costumes and interiors , but of architectural developments , sports_arenas , vehicles , and other paraphernalia were compiled , consulted , and complied with .
(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
Areas should be large enough to include the attractions , have ample space for the use of facilities needed , and have room around the edges to protect the values of the area from encroachment by private developments .
Shape of the area is also related_to the use attractions and needs of the development .
A large picnic_area or camping development is most efficient in shape as a square or rectangle several hundred feet in_width in_preference_to a long narrow area less_than one_hundred feet wide .
However , a narrow strip may be very practical for small developments , or to provide additional stream frontage for a fisherman 's trail , or include scenic strips within the park unit .Synonyms development Related Terms territory district housing_development housing_estate develop
6. development [ n ] a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)
Examples: "he saw the latest development" "in chess your should take care of your development before moving your queen"
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
The aspects of physical development that catch the judges ' eyes and which rightfully influence their decisions are symmetry and that hallmark of the true champion - superior definition of the muscles .Synonyms development Related Terms improvement underdevelopment chess
7. development [ n ] 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
Examples: "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
(Sports Age, 24:9...)
The various team sports assuredly have their place in every school , and they are important to proper physical development .Synonyms development growth growing maturation ontogenesis ontogeny Related Terms nondevelopment organic_process proliferation rooting blossoming culture cohesion fructification auxesis cenogenesis gametogenesis germination spermatogenesis intussusception infructescence suppression amelogenesis life_cycle foliation angiogenesis apposition juvenescence psychomotor_development morphogenesis myelinisation neurogenesis psychosexual_development masculinization dentition teratogenesis oogenesis cytogenesis palingenesis vegetation gastrulation isometry biology grow grow mature age
8. development [ n ] processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
Examples: "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
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