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development

noun [U] (GROWTH)    /dɪˈvel.əp.mənt/
B1 the process in which someone or something grows or changes and becomes more advanced : healthy growth and development The programme traced the development of popular music through the ages . The region suffers from under- /over-development (= having too little/much industry ). a development project (= one to help improve industry ) in PakistanMaking progress and advancingBecoming better developmental     /dɪˌvel.əpˈmen.təl/ US  /-t̬əl/ adjective a developmental process / problem Making progress and advancingBecoming better
(Definition of development noun (GROWTH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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