development

The sum total of events that contribute to the progressive elaboration of an organism. The two major aspects of development are growth and differentiation.

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  • Development — De*vel op*ment, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]veloppement.] [Written also {developement}.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • development — I (building) noun commercial building, construction, creation of housing project, development of industrial sites, erection, house building program, housing, industrial area, industrial building, institution of commercial sites, residential… …   Law dictionary

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  • development — 1756, an unfolding; see DEVELOP (Cf. develop) + MENT (Cf. ment). Of property, with the sense bringing out the latent possibilities, from 1885. Meaning state of economic advancement is from 1902. Meaning advancement through progressive stages is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • development — ► NOUN 1) the action of developing or the state of being developed. 2) a new product or idea. 3) a new stage in a changing situation. 4) an area of land with new buildings on it. DERIVATIVES developmental adjective developmentally adverb …   English terms dictionary

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