English noun: development
|1.||development (act) act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining|
|Samples||He congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency.|
They funded research and development.
|Narrower (hyponym)||advancement, broadening, elaboration, product development, progress, working out|
|2.||development (process) a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)|
|Samples||The development of his ideas took many years.|
The evolution of Greek civilization.
The slow development of her skill as a writer.
|Broader (hypernym)||physical process, process|
|Narrower (hyponym)||assibilation, deepening, flowering, growth, unfolding|
|3.||development (process) (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|
|Samples||He proposed an indicator of osseous development in children.|
|Synonyms||growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny|
|Broader (hypernym)||biological process, organic process|
|Narrower (hyponym)||amelogenesis, angiogenesis, anthesis, apposition, auxesis, blossoming, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, cohesion, cultivation, culture, cytogenesis, cytogeny, dentition, efflorescence, florescence, flowering, foliation, fructification, gametogenesis, germination, habit, inflorescence, infructescence, intussusception, juvenescence, kainogenesis, kenogenesis, leafing, life cycle, masculinisation, masculinization, morphogenesis, myelinisation, myelinization, neurogenesis, odontiasis, palingenesis, proliferation, psychogenesis, psychogenesis, psychomotor development, psychosexual development, recapitulation, rooting, sprouting, suppression, teething, teratogenesis, vegetation, virilisation, virilization|
|Domain category||biological science, biology|
|Domain category members||isometry|
|4.||development (event) a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation|
|Samples||Recent developments in Iraq.|
What a revolting development!.
|Broader (hypernym)||alteration, change, modification|
|Narrower (hyponym)||complication, phenomenon, ramification, turn, turn of events, twist|
|5.||development (act) the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful|
|Samples||The development of Alaskan resources.|
The exploitation of copper deposits.
|Broader (hypernym)||employment, exercise, usage, use, utilisation, utilization|
|Narrower (hyponym)||capitalisation, capitalization, commercialisation, commercialization, electrification, land development, overexploitation, overuse, overutilisation, overutilization, unitisation, unitization, water development, water program, water project|
|6.||development (location) a district that has been developed to serve some purpose|
|Samples||Such land is practical for small park developments.|
|Broader (hypernym)||district, dominion, territorial dominion, territory|
|Narrower (hyponym)||housing development, housing estate|
|7.||development (state) a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)|
|Samples||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.
|Broader (hypernym)||improvement, melioration|
|Domain category||chess, chess game|
|8.||development (process) processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible|
|Samples||The development and printing of his pictures took only two hours.|
|9.||development (communication) (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated|
|Broader (hypernym)||section, subdivision|