developmental developmental  /dɪ ˌvɛ ləp ˈmɛn təl/


  • (adj) of or relating to or constituting development


  1. There was no difference in the number of diagnoses of other developmental disorders related to autism in the vaccinated and unvaccinated groups.
  2. One traditional developmental psychologisteven admitted, not long ago, that they still can't prove that parents have any long-term effects on children.
  3. Unlike most kids' shows, which are vague about the characters' ages, this one makes clear that Pororo is 4--putting him squarely in his viewership's developmental playgroup.


  1. Air Capital notes: Field includes 20 PGA Tour winners

    It’s known as a developmental tour, but the Tour’s Air Capital Classic won’t totally support that notion this week.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Wichita Eagle

  2. Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities cannot be sued, court of appeals rules

    AKRON — The 9th District Court of Appeals decided the Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities workshop cannot be sued for a client’s injury, but a workshop employee can be sued.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Morning Journal

  3. Advocates sue in fight to keep developmental center open

    By JESSICA D’AMICO Staff Writer Family members and guardians of residents at two developmental centers slated for closure announced June 5 that they don’t plan to take the shuttering of the facilities lying down. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Edison-Metuchen Sentinel


  1. "China and Russia's foreign intelligence services are among the most aggressive in collecting against sensitive and protected US systems, facilities and developmental projects," McConnell said in testimony to the House Judiciary Committee....
    on Sep 18, 2007 By: Mike McConnell Source: Daily Times

  2. "We'll probably consider that at some point, the idea of setting up some kind of developmental league. We're just not at a time or a place where we can do that," Goodell said.
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Roger Goodell Source: USA Today

  3. "In dealing with the challenge of Naxalism, we will pursue a policy that genuinely seeks to address developmental concerns at the grassroots, while firmly enforcing the writ of the State," said Manmohan Singh.
    on Jun 1, 2010 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Economic Times

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