A group of building complexes or apartments. Often used for low income housing.
(uncountable) The process of developing; growth, directed change.
The development of this story has been slow.
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.
(countable) Something which has developed.
Our news team brings you the latest developments.
A project consisting of one or more commercial or residential buildings.
The building of such a project.
(uncountable) The application of new ideas to practical problems (''cf. research).
Our development department has produced three new adhesives this year.
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 process by in which previous material is transformed and restated.
(music) The second section of a piece of music in sonata form, in which the original theme is revisited in altered and varying form.
(math) The expression of a function in the form of a series.
act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining;
he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency
they funded research and development
a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage);
the development of his ideas took many years
the evolution of Greek civilization
the slow development of her skill as a writer
a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation;
recent developments in Iraq
what a revolting development!
the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful;
the development of Alaskan resources
the exploitation of copper deposits
a district that has been developed to serve some purpose;
such land is practical for small park developments
a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess);
after he saw the latest development he changed his mind and became a supporter
in chess your should take care of your development before moving your queen
(biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level;
he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children
processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible;
the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours