Meaning of DEVELOPMENT in English

DEVELOPMENT

n.

Pronunciation: di- ' ve-l ə p-m ə nt, d ē -

Function: noun

Date: 1756

1 : the act, process, or result of developing < development of new ideas> <an interesting development >

2 : the state of being developed <a project in development >

3 : a developed tract of land especially : one with houses built on it

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