- IPA: /dɪˈvɛləpmənt/
- (uncountable) The process of developing; growth, directed change.
- The development of this story has been slow.
- (uncountable, biology) The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.
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- Of more significance in the nature of branch development; in the Jubulaceae, as in the Porellaceae, branches are acroscopic and normally replace a ventral leaf lobe.
- The organism has reached a crucial stage in its development.
- (countable) Something which has developed.
- Our news team brings you the latest developments.
- (real estate, countable) A project consisting of one or more commercial or residential buildings.
- (real estate, uncountable) The building of such a project.
- (uncountable) The application of new ideas to practical problems (cf. research).
- Our development department has produced three new adhesives this year.
- (chess, uncountable) The active placement of the pieces, or the process of achieving it.
- White's development is good, but black's has been hampered by the pawn on e5.
- (music) The process by in which previous material is transformed and restated.
- (music) The second section of a piece of music in sonata form, in which the original theme is revisited in altered and varying form.
- (math) The expression of a function in the form of a series.
- French: développement
- German: Entwicklung
- Italian: sviluppo, potenziamento
- Portuguese: desenvolvimento
- Russian: разви́тие
- Spanish: desarrollo, desenvolvimiento