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  • 1Development — may refer to: Contents 1 Land use 2 Science and technology 3 Social science …

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  • 2development — de‧vel‧op‧ment [dɪˈveləpmənt] noun 1. [uncountable] the growth or improvement of something, so that it becomes bigger or more advanced: • promises of economic development and thousands of new jobs • development of the hand held dictionary market… …

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  • 3development — development, evolution are comparable when they mean growth from a lower to a higher state. Development stresses the bringing out of the hidden or latent possibilities in a thing whether through growth and differentiation and therefore through a… …

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  • 4Development —   Titre abrégé Development Discipline Biologie du développement Langue Anglais Directeur de publication Olivier P …

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  • 5Development — 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… …

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  • 6development — 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… …

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  • 7development — [n1] growth adding to, addition, adulthood, advance, advancement, advancing, augmentation, augmenting, boost, buildup, developing, elaborating, enlargement, evolution, evolvement, evolving, expansion, flowering, hike, improvement, increase,… …

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  • 8development — development, sociology of …

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  • 9development — англ. [дивэ/лэпмэнт] développement фр. [дэвэлёпма/н] развитие (темы), разработка …

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  • 10development — 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… …

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  • 11development — ► 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 …

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  • 12development — [di vel′əp mənt] n. [Fr développement] 1. a developing or being developed 2. a step or stage in growth, advancement, etc. 3. an event or happening 4. a thing that is developed; specif., a number of structures on a large tract of land, built by a… …

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  • 13development — developmental, developmentary, adj. developmentally, adv. /di vel euhp meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or process of developing; growth; progress: child development; economic development. 2. a significant consequence or event: recent developments in the… …

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  • 14development — noun 1 developing sth ADJECTIVE ▪ full ▪ School should encourage the full development of a student s talents. ▪ gradual ▪ rapid ▪ accelerated …

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  • 15development — [[t]dɪve̱ləpmənt[/t]] ♦ developments 1) N UNCOUNT: with supp, oft N of n Development is the gradual growth or formation of something. ...an ideal system for studying the development of the embryo... First he surveys Islam s development. 2) N… …

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  • 16development — de|vel|op|ment W1 [dıˈveləpmənt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(growth)¦ 2¦(economic activity)¦ 3¦(event)¦ 4¦(new plan/product)¦ 5¦(improvement)¦ 6¦(building process)¦ 7¦(houses/offices etc)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(GROWTH)¦[U] …

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