HyperDic: development

English > 9 senses of the word development:
NOUNactdevelopmentact of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
processdevelopment, evolutiona process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage / stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
processdevelopment, growth, growing, maturation, ontogeny, ontogenesis(biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically
eventdevelopmenta recent event that has some relevance for the present situation
actdevelopment, exploitationthe act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
locationdevelopmenta district that has been developed to serve some purpose
statedevelopmenta state in which things are improving
processdevelopment, developingprocessing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
communicationdevelopment(music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
development > pronunciation
Soundsdihveh'lahpmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > development: 9 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAct of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining.
Examples
  • "he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency"
  • "they funded research and development"
Narroweradvancement, progressgradual improvement or growth or development
broadeningThe action of making broader
elaboration, working outDeveloping in intricate and painstaking detail
product developmentimproving an existing product or developing new kinds of products
BroaderimprovementThe act of improving something
Spanishdesarrollo
Catalandesenvolupament
Verbsdevelopbecome technologically advanced
developmake something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
English > development: 9 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningA process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage / stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage).
Examples
  • "the development of his ideas took many years"
  • "the slow development of her skill as a writer"
Synonymevolution
NarrowerassibilationThe development of a consonant phoneme into a sibilant
deepeningA process of becoming deeper and more profound
growthA progression from simpler to more complex forms
unfolding, floweringA developmental process
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Oppositedegeneration, devolutionThe process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
Spanishdesarrollo, evolución
Catalandesenvolupament, evolució
Verbsdevelopgrow emotionally or mature
English > development: 9 senses > noun 3, process
Meaning(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.
Example"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
Synonymsgrowth, growing, maturation, ontogeny, ontogenesis
Category ofisometryThe growth rates in different parts of a growing organism are the same
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
PartsgastrulationThe process in which a gastrula develops from a blastula by the inward migration of cells
NarroweramelogenesisThe developmental process of forming tooth enamel
angiogenesisThe formation of new blood vessels
apposition(biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
auxesisgrowth from increase / increase / increase in cell size without cell division
blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescenceThe time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
cenogenesis, kenogenesis, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, kainogenesisintroduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution)
cohesion(botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
cultivationThe process of fostering the growth of something
culture(biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)
cytogenesis, cytogenyThe origin and development and variation of cells
foliation, leafing(botany) the process of forming leaves
fructificationThe bearing of fruit
gametogenesisThe development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis
germination, sproutingThe process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
habitThe general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal)
infructescenceThe fruiting stage / stage of the inflorescence
intussusception(biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall
juvenescenceThe process of growing into a youth
life cycleThe course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced
masculinization, masculinisation, virilization, virilisationThe abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
morphogenesisdifferentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)
myelinization, myelinisationThe development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber
neurogenesisThe development of nerve tissues
palingenesis, recapitulationemergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
proliferationgrowth by the rapid multiplication of parts
psychogenesisA general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind
psychogenesisThe development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors
psychomotor developmentprogressive acquisition of skills involving both mental and motor activities
psychosexual development(psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages / stages
rootingThe process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
suppressionThe failure to develop some part or organ
teething, dentition, odontiasisThe eruption through the gums of baby teeth
teratogenesisThe development of defects in an embryo
vegetationThe process of growth in plants
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Oppositenondevelopmentfailure of normal development to occur
Spanishcrecimiento, desarrollo, maduración, ontogénesis, ontogenia
Catalancreixement, desenvolupament, maduració, ontogènesi, ontogènia
Adjectivesdevelopmentalof or relating to or constituting / constituting development
Verbsdevelopcome to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
developgrow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
English > development: 9 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA recent event that has some relevance for the present situation.
Examples
  • "recent developments in Iraq"
  • "what a revolting development!"
Narrowercomplication, ramificationA development that complicates a situation
phenomenonA remarkable development
turn, turn of events, twistAn unforeseen development
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Verbsdevelophappen / happen
English > development: 9 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful.
Example"the development of Alaskan resources"
Synonymexploitation
Narrowercapitalization, capitalisationThe act of capitalizing on an opportunity
commercialization, commercialisationThe act of commercializing something
electrificationThe act of providing electricity
land developmentmaking an area of land more useful
overexploitation, overuse, overutilization, overutilisationexploitation to the point of diminishing returns
unitization, unitisationThe joint development of a petroleum resource that straddles territory controlled by different companies
water development, water project, water programmaking an area of water more useful
Broaderuse, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exerciseThe act of using
Spanishexplotación
Catalanexplotació
Verbsdevelopchange the use of and make available or usable
English > development: 9 senses > noun 6, location
MeaningA district that has been developed to serve some purpose.
Example"such land is practical for small park developments"
Narrowerhousing developmentA residential area of similar dwellings built by property developers and usually under a single management
housing estateA residential area where the houses were all planned and built at the same time
Broaderdistrict, territory, territorial dominion, dominionA region marked off for administrative or other purposes
Verbsdevelopchange the use of and make available or usable
English > development: 9 senses > noun 7, state
MeaningA state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess).
Examples
  • "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"
Categorychess, chess gameA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
Narrowerunderdevelopmentstate of inadequate development
Broaderimprovement, meliorationA condition superior to an earlier condition
Spanishdesarrollo
Catalandesenvolupament
Verbsdevelopmove into a strategically more advantageous position
developmove one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
English > development: 9 senses > noun 8, process
MeaningProcessing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible.
Example"the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
Synonymdeveloping
Narrowerunderdevelopment(photography) inadequate processing of film resulting in inadequate contrast
BroaderprocessingPreparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
Spanishrevelado
Catalanrevelatge
Verbsdevelopmake visible by means of chemical solutions
English > development: 9 senses > noun 9, communication
Meaning(music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated.
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Broadersection, subdivisionA self-contained part of a larger / larger composition / composition (written or musical)

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