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Development meaning

development - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( 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"
  2. 2. 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 photographic plate; gradual advancement or growth through a series of progressive changes; also, the result of developing, or a developed state.
  3. 3. The series of changes which animal and vegetable organisms undergo in their passage from the embryonic state to maturity, from a lower to a higher state of organization.
  4. 4. The act or process of changing or expanding an expression into another of equivalent value or meaning.
  5. 5. The equivalent expression into which another has been developed.
  6. 6. The elaboration of a theme or subject; the unfolding of a musical idea; the evolution of a whole piece or movement from a leading theme or motive.
  7. 7. Gradual unfolding or growth; disclosure.

development - examples of usage

  1. It existed in the same form as that in which most people accept it now, and had been carried to its extreme development, before Mr. Darwin's father had been born. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  2. For, on the night of the second day, there was a further extraordinary development, that made denial on my part useless. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. Here can be noted a distinct stage in Doggie's development. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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