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- (uncountable) The process of developing; growth, directed change
- The development of this story has been slow.
- (uncountable, biology) The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.
- The organism has reached a crucial stage in its development.
- 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 5
- Of more significance in the nature of branch development; in the Jubulaceae, as in the Porellaceae, branches are acroscopic and normally replace a ventral leaf lobe.
- (countable) Something which has developed
- Our news team brings you the latest developments.
- (real estate, countable) A project consisting of one or more commercial or residential buildings, real estate development
- (real estate, uncountable) The building of a real estate development
- (uncountable) The application of new ideas to practical problems (cf. research)
- Our development department has produced three new adhesives this year.
- (chess, uncountable) The active placement of the pieces, or the process of achieving it
- White's development is good, but black's has been hampered by the pawn on e5.
- (music) The second section of a piece of music in sonata form.
Related terms 
process of developing
something which has developed
real estate development
application of new ideas to practical problems (compare research)
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