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Definition of "development" []

  • The act of developing. (noun)
  • The state of being developed. (noun)
  • A significant event, occurrence, or change. (noun)
  • A group of dwellings built by the same contractor. (noun)
  • Determination of the best techniques for applying a new device or process to production of goods or services. (noun)
  • The act or process of growing, progressing, or developing (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The product or result of developing (noun)
  • A fact, event, or happening, esp one that changes a situation (noun)
  • An area or tract of land that has been developed (noun)
  • The section of a movement, usually in sonata form, in which the basic musical themes are developed (noun)
  • The process of developing pieces (noun)
  • The manner in which they are developed (noun)
  • The position of the pieces in the early part of a game with reference to their attacking potential or defensive efficiency (noun)

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Use "development" in a sentence
  • "Burbank worked out in his mind and by actual experiments _distinctive methods_ of development -- _development and changes along particular, definite lines."
  • "It requires the development hence the term "development" of relationships with people who become excited about the work of the organization and the way they benefit from engagement."
  • "From there, the main development is that he gets transferred away from his happy IRS job to an exceedingly wacky and violent superagency."