Meaning of DEVELOPMENT in English

DEVELOPMENT

noun

1 developing sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ full

School should encourage the full ~ of a student's talents.

▪ gradual

▪ rapid

▪ accelerated

▪ continued , ongoing

▪ arrested

▪ sustainable

The agency supports and promotes sustainable economic ~.

▪ healthy , normal

▪ abnormal

▪ commercial , economic , industrial , socio-economic

▪ evolutionary , historical

▪ regional

▪ community , rural , suburban , urban

community ~ projects

▪ human

▪ brain , cell , etc.

▪ artistic , cognitive , educational , emotional , intellectual , language , linguistic , moral , personal , physical , professional , psychological , sexual , social , spiritual

There is tremendous opportunity for personal and professional ~ at our company.

▪ product , software , Web , website

▪ drug , vaccine

▪ business

▪ curriculum

▪ adolescent , child

▪ property ( esp. BrE ), real estate ( AmE )

VERB + DEVELOPMENT

▪ aid , allow , assist , encourage , enhance , facilitate , favour/favor , foster , permit , promote , spur , stimulate , support

Education stimulates the ~ of rational thinking.

A group of experts has been brought together to support the ~ of the project.

▪ accelerate , speed up

Environmental factors can accelerate the ~ of certain cancers.

▪ initiate , pioneer

▪ guide , influence , shape

He influenced the ~ of modern dance.

▪ affect , impact ( esp. AmE )

▪ arrest , delay , discourage , halt , hamper , hinder , impede , inhibit , prevent , restrict , retard , slow

Too much emphasis on memorizing facts can inhibit the ~ of creative thinking.

▪ undergo

The city has undergone rapid ~.

▪ finance

The company went deep into debt to finance the ~ of the engine.

▪ lead , monitor , oversee , spearhead

A UN team is monitoring the ~ of the peace process.

▪ trace , track

In the opening chapter, the author traces the ~ of judo from its ancient roots.

DEVELOPMENT + VERB

▪ occur , take place

▪ continue , progress

DEVELOPMENT + NOUN

▪ initiative , plan , programme/program , project , scheme ( BrE ), strategy

▪ aid , assistance

▪ tool

▪ efforts , work

The invention requires more ~ work to make it viable.

▪ process

the lengthy ~ process of a new model of car

▪ phase

▪ cycle

the three-year ~ cycle of their products

▪ budget , capital , fund , grant

▪ costs , expenditure

▪ agency , company , firm , organization

▪ committee , department , office

▪ consultant , director , expert , manager , officer , team

▪ opportunity

PREPOSITION

▪ during ~

Cell divisions during ~ occur in a fixed sequence.

▪ in ~

A more powerful version of this electric bus is currently in ~.

▪ under ~

A new vaccine is under ~.

PHRASES

▪ research and ~

I do a lot of research and ~ work in my job.

▪ a stage in the ~ of sth

an important stage in the ~ of Sino-American relations

▪ a stage of ~

This is a perfectly normal stage of ~.

2 new event/idea

ADJECTIVE

▪ exciting , important , major , radical , remarkable , significant , striking

▪ the latest , new , recent

▪ logical

The move from TV to movies was a logical ~ in her career.

▪ unexpected

▪ welcome

▪ positive

▪ political , scientific , technical , technological

DEVELOPMENT + VERB

▪ occur , take place , unfold

the significant ~s taking place in the health service

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in

new ~s in medicine

3 area of new buildings

ADJECTIVE

▪ housing , residential

▪ business , commercial

▪ ribbon ( BrE )

Ribbon ~s (= lines of buildings) extended along the main road.

▪ mixed-use

The building plans are for a mixed-use ~.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .