development development  /dɪ ˈvɛ ləp mənt/


  1. (n) act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
  2. (n) a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
  3. (n) (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
  4. (n) a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation
  5. (n) the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
  6. (n) a district that has been developed to serve some purpose
  7. (n) a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)
  8. (n) processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
  9. (n) (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated


  1. Sherron Watkins, according to her lawyer and press reports, is Enron's vice president of corporate development.
  2. But Trump's development is still far from a sure thing.
  3. One of the key authors of the Iraq invasion finds remaking the development agency no easier than remaking the Middle East.


  1. Arrested Development May Have Helped Google Clean Up Its Search Results

    Mitch Hurwitz, creator of the hit show Arrested Development, participated in a reddit AMA (ask me anything) today. Here’s what he had to say about the story going forward (which could be a fifth season or a movie). As we …
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WebProNews

  2. Nevada State Development Corp. Seeks Creed Act's Passage

    The Nevada State Development Corp. is asking Congress to bring back a popular small-business loan refinance program that expired shortly before the 2012 presidential election. The proposal, known as the Commercial Real Estate and Economic Development Act
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  3. Arrested Development Creator Is ‘Gathering Up Ammunition’ To Get ‘Next Chapter’ Made

    Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz participated in a reddit AMA (ask me anything) this afternoon. Inevitably, the subject of the long-rumored Arrested Development movie came up. First, before we look at what he had to say about that, let’s recall …
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WebProNews

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affectation affectation
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