Meaning of DEVELOPMENT in English

DEVELOPMENT

n.1 the act or an instance of developing; the process of being developed.

2 a a stage of growth or advancement. b a thing that has developed, esp. an event or circumstance (the latest developments).

3 a full-grown state.

4 the process of developing a photograph.

5 a developed area of land.

6 Mus. the elaboration of a theme or themes, esp. in the middle section of a sonata movement.

7 Chess the developing of pieces from their original position.

Phrases and idioms:

development area Brit. one where new industries are encouraged in order to counteract unemployment.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.