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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)

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.

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."