Definitions of development

  1. processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible; "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess); "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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining; "he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency"; "they funded research and development" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful; "the development of Alaskan resources"; "the exploitation of copper deposits" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a district that has been developed to serve some purpose; "such land is practical for small park developments" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage); "the development of his ideas took many years"; "the evolution of Greek civilization"; "the slow development of her skill as a writer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (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; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The act or process of changing or expanding an expression into another of equivalent value or meaning. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The equivalent expression into which another has been developed. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The act of unfolding; growth; expansion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. 1. Growth, expansion. 2. Evolution. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. State of undergoing changes, tending to completion. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  18. A gradual unfolding: a gradual growth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Gradual unfolding or growth; disclosure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Gradualevolution or completion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A gradual unfolding and exhibition of something previously hidden or involved; gradual growth; the series of changes in the growth from first to last of an organized being; the process of bringing the features of a picture into distinction. Development of doctrine, the expansion of Christian truth which has developed side by side and in connection with the development of thought and life in church and world. Development theory, the theory which ascribes an innate expansive power to the organized universe, and traces the most complex forms by intermediate links from the simplest, without the intervention of special acts of creation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. An unfolding; an unravelling; disclosure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. The changes undergone by an organism on reaching maturity. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  24. [French] The changes undergone by an organism from its beginning to maturity. na
  25. The process of analysis, design, coding and testing software. foldoc_fs
  26. A tract of land on which a number of buildings have been constructed; especially used for tract on which from two to hundreds of houses have been constructed by a commercial developer{4} for sale to individuals. dictgcide_fs
  27. In Physiology, it means growth or increase; and in Pathology, its signification is similar. It -as well as Differentiation -is at times used, in Physiology, for the kind of increase which takes place by the formation of new tissues from those already existing, as in the embryo, whilst growth is restricted to the increase of the same tissue. By development of the pulse is understood an increase in its strength and fulness. Diseases of development, Morbi evolutionis, are such as are peculiar to the period of growth. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  28. Gradual unfolding, fuller working out; growth; evolution (of animal& plant races); well-grown state; stage of advancement; product; more elaborate form; developing of photograph. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. D. Commission, public body set up by an Act of 1909& provided with funds from which grants may be made in aid of schemes for the improvement of agriculture, stock-breeding, industrial processes &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. The unfolding more fully, the bringing forth from a latent or elementary condition. In photography, the bringing out of the latent image. [Fr.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  31. n. Act of developing or disclosing; process by which any thing secret or unknown is unfolded or revealed;—unravelling of a plot;—the growth or organic change in animal or vegetable bodies from an embryo to a perfect state;—full disclosure or exhibition;—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. Cabinet Dictionary