Meaning of DEVELOPMENT in English

DEVELOPMENT

(~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

Development is the gradual growth or formation of something.

...an ideal system for studying the ~ of the embryo...

N-UNCOUNT: with supp, oft N of n

2.

Development is the growth of something such as a business or an industry. (BUSINESS)

Education is central to a country’s economic ~...

N-UNCOUNT: with supp, oft N of n

3.

Development is the process or result of making a basic design gradually better and more advanced.

We are spending $850m on research and ~.

N-VAR

4.

Development is the process of making an area of land or water more useful or profitable.

The talks will focus on economic ~ of the region.

N-UNCOUNT: with supp

5.

A ~ is an event or incident which has recently happened and is likely to have an effect on the present situation.

Police said there had been a significant ~ in the case.

N-COUNT

6.

A ~ is an area of houses or buildings which have been built by property developers.

N-COUNT

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