Meaning of DEVELOPMENT in English



progressive advance from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form

development of a seed into a plant

development of an industry

Synonyms: evolution, evolvement, flowering, growth, progress, progression, unfolding, upgrowth

Related Word: advance, advancement, ongoing

Contrasted words: decadence, declension, degeneration, deterioration, devolution

Antonyms: decline

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