development (Meaning)

Wordnet

development (n)

act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining

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

(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

a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation

the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

a district that has been developed to serve some purpose

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

processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible

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

Webster

development (n.)

The act of developing or disclosing that which is unknown; a gradual unfolding process by which anything is developed, as a plan or method, or an image upon a photographic plate; gradual advancement or growth through a series of progressive changes; also, the result of developing, or a developed state.

The series of changes which animal and vegetable organisms undergo in their passage from the embryonic state to maturity, from a lower to a higher state of organization.

The act or process of changing or expanding an expression into another of equivalent value or meaning.

The equivalent expression into which another has been developed.

The elaboration of a theme or subject; the unfolding of a musical idea; the evolution of a whole piece or movement from a leading theme or motive.

development Sentence Examples

  1. The town's recent economic development has brought new opportunities for residents.
  2. The discovery of oil reserves led to rapid development in the region.
  3. The construction of a new highway is a significant development for local commuters.
  4. The company announced plans for a major redevelopment project in the downtown area.
  5. The development of renewable energy sources is crucial for combating climate change.
  6. His career development has been marked by steady progression and achievements.
  7. The latest scientific research represents a groundbreaking development in the field of medicine.
  8. Social media has profoundly impacted the development of communication in modern society.
  9. The government introduced policies to encourage the development of small businesses.
  10. Collaboration between researchers from different disciplines often leads to innovative developments.

FAQs About the word development

act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining, a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or matur

growth, progress, expansion,evolution, progression,advancement, improvement, emergence, elaboration, supplementation

regress, retrogression,regression, reversion, regress, regression, retrogression, reversion, lapse, decay

The town's recent economic development has brought new opportunities for residents.

The discovery of oil reserves led to rapid development in the region.

The construction of a new highway is a significant development for local commuters.

The company announced plans for a major redevelopment project in the downtown area.