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Another word for development

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Noun
  1. A progression from a simple form to a more complex one

      1. Present participle of unfold.
      2. (often figuratively) The process by which something unfolds or becomes revealed.
      1. Forward or onward movement, as toward a destination:
      2. Development, advancement, or improvement, as toward a goal:
      3. A ceremonial journey made by a sovereign through his or her realm.
      1. The process of growing.
      2. Full development; maturity.
      3. Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
      1. A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form.
      2. A result of this process; a development:
      3. Change in the genetic composition of a population during successive generations, often resulting in the development of new species. The mechanisms of evolution include natural selection acting on the genetic variation among individuals, mutation, migration, and genetic drift.
    See also:

    change

  2. The result or product of building up

    See also:

    increase

  3. Steady improvement, as of an individual or a society

    See also:

    better

  4. Something significant that happens

      1. An object or entity that is not or cannot be named specifically:
      2. An individual object, especially an inanimate object:
      3. A creature:
      1. The action, fact, or instance of occurring:
      2. Something that takes place; an event or incident:
      1. An event or happening, or the time of an event or happening:
      2. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
      3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
      1. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by means of newspapers, websites, radio, television, and other forms of media.
      2. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast:
      3. New information of any kind:
      1. A particular occurrence, especially one of minor importance.
      2. An event in a narrative or drama.
      3. A usually violent or disruptive occurrence, especially one that precipitates a larger crisis:
      1. Something that takes place; an event or incident.
      2. An improvised, often spontaneous spectacle or performance, especially one involving audience participation.
      3. Popular or trendy:
      1. Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence.
      2. A social gathering or activity:
      3. A contest in a sports competition, such as a meet:
      1. A separate part of a serialized work, such as a novel or television series.
      2. A section of a classic Greek tragedy that occurs between two choric songs.
      3. An incident or event that is part of a progression or a larger sequence:
      1. a fact or event accompanying another, either incidentally or as an essential condition or determining factor
      2. any happening or fact; event
      3. conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
    See also:

    happen

Another word for development

Noun
  1. Improvement

  2. The process of growth

  3. A real estate development

      1. The act or process of constructing.
      2. The art, trade, or work of building:
      3. A structure, such as a building, framework, or model.
      1. A secondary woody stem or limb growing from the trunk or main stem of a tree or shrub or from another secondary limb.
      2. A lateral division or subdivision of certain other plant parts, such as a root or flower cluster.
      3. A secondary outgrowth or subdivision of a main axis, such as the tine of a deer's antlers.
      1. The act or process of expanding:
      2. The state of being expanded.
      3. An expanded part:
      1. The act of extending or the condition of being extended:
      2. The amount, degree, or range to which something extends or can extend:
      3. The act of straightening or extending a limb.
      1. An act of enlarging or the state of being enlarged.
      2. Something that enlarges; an addition.
      3. Something that has been enlarged, especially a photographic reproduction or a copy larger than the original print or negative.
      1. A group of stores and often restaurants and other businesses having a common parking lot.
      1. To append or attach, especially to a larger or more significant thing.
      2. To incorporate (territory) into an existing political unit such as a country, state, county, or city.
      3. To add or attach, as an attribute, condition, or consequence.
      1. The operation that, for positive integers, consists of increasing by a definite number of increments of 1. The operation is extended to other numbers according to the additive properties of positive integers and other algebraic properties.
      2. Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
      3. The process of adding or joining something to something else, typically to make it larger:
      1. An expanse of land or water.
      2. A specified or limited area of land:
      3. A system of organs and tissues that together perform a specialized function:
      1. A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government.
      2. The district or locality in which such a group lives.
      3. A group of people having common interests:
      1. A group of similarly designed houses or apartment buildings, usually under a single management.
      1. The act or process of subdividing.
      2. A subdivided part.
      3. An area of real estate subdivided into individual lots.