Meaning of DEVELOPMENT in English
1 developing sth
School should encourage the full ~ of a student's talents.
▪ continued , ongoing
The agency supports and promotes sustainable economic ~.
▪ healthy , normal
▪ commercial , economic , industrial , socio-economic
▪ evolutionary , historical
▪ community , rural , suburban , urban
community ~ projects
▪ 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
▪ 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.
The city has undergone rapid ~.
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
▪ efforts , work
The invention requires more ~ work to make it viable.
the lengthy ~ process of a new model of car
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
▪ 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 ~.
▪ 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
▪ exciting , important , major , radical , remarkable , significant , striking
▪ the latest , new , recent
The move from TV to movies was a logical ~ in her career.
▪ political , scientific , technical , technological
DEVELOPMENT + VERB
▪ occur , take place , unfold
the significant ~s taking place in the health service
▪ ~ in
new ~s in medicine
3 area of new buildings
▪ housing , residential
▪ business , commercial
▪ ribbon ( BrE )
Ribbon ~s (= lines of buildings) extended along the main road.
The building plans are for a mixed-use ~.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012