developmental

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From development +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

developmental ‎(not comparable)

  1. Related to development.
    Developmental psychology studies how the mind forms as children and adolescents grow.

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Noun[edit]

developmental ‎(plural developmentals)

  1. A trainee flight controller.
    • 2007 May 12, Matthew L. Wald, “As Kennedy Traffic Rises, So Do Worries About Delays and Heavier Runway Use”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Paguaga said: “We do have a pipeline of people that are developmentals coming into the building.