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development


noun
1. act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining (Freq. 52)
- he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency
- they funded research and development
Derivationally related forms:
develop
Hypernyms:
improvement
Hyponyms:
advancement, progress, broadening, elaboration, working out, product development
2. a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage) (Freq. 46)
- the development of his ideas took many years
- the evolution of Greek civilization
- the slow development of her skill as a writer
Syn:
evolution
Ant:
devolution (for: evolution)
Derivationally related forms:
evolve (for: evolution), develop
Hypernyms:
process, physical process
Hyponyms:
assibilation, deepening, growth, unfolding, flowering
3. (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 (Freq. 11)
- he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children
Syn:
growth, growing, maturation, ontogeny, ontogenesis
Ant:
nondevelopment
Derivationally related forms:
ontogenetic (for: ontogenesis), ontogenetic (for: ontogeny), developmental, develop, maturational (for: maturation), mature (for: maturation), maturate (for: maturation), grow (for: growing), grow (for: growth)
Topics:
biology, biological science
Members of this Topic:
isometry
Hypernyms:
organic process, biological process
Hyponyms:
culture, amelogenesis, angiogenesis, apposition, auxesis,
blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence,
cenogenesis, kenogenesis, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, kainogenesis, cohesion,
cultivation, cytogenesis, cytogeny, foliation, leafing, fructification,
gametogenesis, germination, sprouting, habit, infructescence, intussusception,
juvenescence, life cycle, masculinization, masculinisation, virilization, virilisation,
morphogenesis, myelinization, myelinisation, neurogenesis, palingenesis, recapitulation,
proliferation, psychogenesis, psychomotor development, psychosexual development, rooting, suppression,
teething, dentition, odontiasis, teratogenesis, vegetation
Part Meronyms:
gastrulation
4. a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation (Freq. 9)
- recent developments in Iraq
- what a revolting development!
Derivationally related forms:
develop
Hypernyms:
change, alteration, modification
Hyponyms:
turn, turn of events, twist, phenomenon, complication, ramification
5. the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful (Freq. 7)
- the development of Alaskan resources
- the exploitation of copper deposits
Syn:
exploitation
Derivationally related forms:
develop, exploit (for: exploitation)
Hypernyms:
use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise
Hyponyms:
land development, water development, water project, water program, overexploitation,
overuse, overutilization, overutilisation, capitalization, capitalisation, commercialization,
commercialisation, electrification, unitization, unitisation
6. a district that has been developed to serve some purpose (Freq. 6)
- such land is practical for small park developments
Derivationally related forms:
develop
Hypernyms:
district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion
Hyponyms:
housing development, housing estate
7. a state in which things are improving;
the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess) (Freq. 4)
- after he saw the latest development he changed his mind and became a supporter
- in chess your should take care of your development before moving your queen
Derivationally related forms:
develop
Topics:
chess, chess game
Hypernyms:
improvement, melioration
Hyponyms:
underdevelopment
8. processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
- the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours
Syn:
developing
Derivationally related forms:
develop (for: developing), develop
Hypernyms:
processing
Hyponyms:
underdevelopment
9. (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
Topics:
music
Hypernyms:
section, subdivision

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