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development

noun
 
 
/dɪˈveləpmənt/
CHANGE [C, U] B1 the process of growing, changing, or becoming more advanced: The nurse will do some tests to check on your child's development. There have been some major developments in technology recently.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
MAKE [C, U] B1 the process of making something new: the development of new drugsInventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing
START [U] a situation in which something starts to happen or exist: Smoking encourages the development of cancer.Beginnings and starts
BUILD [U] the process of building new houses, factories, shops, etc, on an area of land: land suitable for developmentCivil engineering in general
BUILDINGS [C] an area of land with new houses, factories, shops, etc on it: a new housing developmentAreas in towns and cities
EVENT [C] B2 something new that happens and changes a situation: Have there been any more developments since I left?Events and occurrencesAccidents and disasters
PHOTOGRAPH [U] the process of making photographs from a filmPhotography
(Definition of development from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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