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Noun development has 8 senses
  1. development - 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 has particulars:
     advancement, progress; broadening; elaboration, working out; product development
    Derived forms: verb develop1, verb develop11
  2. development, evolution - 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"
    --2 is a kind of process
    --2 has particulars: assibilation; deepening; growth; unfolding, flowering
    Derived form: verb develop14
  3. development - a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
    --3 is a kind of
    change, alteration, modification
    --3 has particulars:
     turn, turn of events, twist; phenomenon; complication, ramification
    Derived form: verb develop20
  4. exploitation, development - 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"
    --4 is a kind of use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise
    --4 has particulars:
     land development; water development, water project, water program; overexploitation, overuse, overutilization, overutilisation; capitalization, capitalisation; commercialization, commercialisation; electrification; unitization, unitisation
    Derived form: verb develop6
  5. development - a district that has been developed to serve some purpose; "such land is practical for small park developments"
    --5 is a kind of
    district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion
    --5 has particulars: housing development; housing estate
    Derived form: verb develop6
  6. development - 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"
    --6 is a kind of
    improvement, melioration
    --6 has particulars: underdevelopment
    Derived forms: verb develop17, verb develop18
  7. growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis - (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"
    --7 is a kind of organic process, biological process
    --7 has parts: gastrulation
    Antonyms: nondevelopment
    --7 has particulars:
     culture; amelogenesis; angiogenesis; apposition; auxesis; blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence; cenogenesis, kenogenesis, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, kainogenesis; cohesion; cytogenesis, cytogeny; foliation, leafing; fructification; gametogenesis; germination, sprouting; infructescence; intussusception; juvenescence; life cycle; masculinization, masculinisation, virilization, virilisation; morphogenesis; myelinization, myelinisation; neurogenesis; palingenesis, recapitulation; proliferation; psychomotor development; psychosexual development; rooting; suppression; teething, dentition, odontiasis; teratogenesis; vegetation
    Derived forms: verb develop10, verb develop4
  8. development, developing - processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible; "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
    --8 is a kind of processing
    --8 has particulars: underdevelopment
    Derived form: verb develop15
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