Translation of "development" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /dɪˈvel.əp.mənt/ us /dɪˈvel.əp.mənt/

development noun (GROWTH)

B1 [ U ] the process in which someone or something grows or changes and becomes more advanced

healthy growth and development 健康的成長發育
The documentary traced the development of popular music through the ages. 這個節目回顧了各個年代流行音樂的發展歷程。
The region suffers from under-/over-development (= having too little/much industry). 該地區苦於發展不足/過度。
a development project (= one to help improve industry) in Pakistan 旨在促進巴基斯坦工業發展的開發項目

More examples

  • Ever since was formed in 1968, the company has been at the forefront of computer development.
  • All our profits are re-invested in research and development.
  • The protests were part of their campaign against the proposed building development in the area.
  • Opponents of the new shopping development are trying to rally local people against it.
  • To stay competitive, they'll have to increase product development as well as cutting prices.

development noun (THING THAT HAPPENS)

B2 [ C ] a recent event that is the latest in a series of related events

an important development in the fuel crisis 燃料危機中的一個重要進展
Call me if there are any new developments. 如果有甚麼新動態就給我打電話。

development noun (START)

B1 [ U ] the process of developing something new

Mr Berkowitz is in charge of product development. 伯克維茨先生負責產品開發。

development noun (BUILDINGS)

[ C ] an area on which new buildings are built in order to make a profit

a housing development 新建住宅區

(Translation of “development” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)