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The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness.
Friedrich Durrenmatt

Meaning of "development" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT

development  [dɪˈvɛləpmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DEVELOPMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Development is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DEVELOPMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of development in the English dictionary

The first definition of development in the dictionary is the act or process of growing, progressing, or developing. Other definition of development is the product or result of developing. Development is also a fact, event, or happening, esp one that changes a situation.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DEVELOPMENT


advertisement
ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt
agreement
əˈɡriːmənt
antidevelopment
ˌæntɪdɪˈveləpmənt
apartment
əˈpɑːtmənt
assessment
əˈsɛsmənt
department
dɪˈpɑːtmənt
document
ˈdɒkjʊmənt
element
ˈɛlɪmənt
encampment
ɪnˈkæmpmənt
entrapment
ɪnˈtræpmənt
envelopment
ɪnˈveləpmənt
equipment
ɪˈkwɪpmənt
nondevelopment
ˌnɒndɪˈveləpmənt
overdevelopment
ˌəʊvədɪˈvɛləpmənt
predevelopment
ˌpriːdɪˈvɛləpmənt
recoupment
rɪˈkuːpmənt
redevelopment
ˌriːdɪˈvɛləpmənt
shipment
ˈʃɪpmənt
subdevelopment
ˈsʌbdɪˌveləpmənt
underdevelopment
ˌʌndədɪˈveləpmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DEVELOPMENT

developed
developer
developing agent
developing bath
developing country
developing tank
developing world
development area
development bank
development company
development education
development grant
development period
development planning
development section
development system
development well
developmental
developmental disorder
developmentally

WORDS THAT END LIKE DEVELOPMENT

application development
arrested development
audio equipment
career development
character development
child development
comment
exercise equipment
housing development
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
laboratory equipment
new product development
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
property development
regional development
research and development
rural development
self-development
sports equipment
sustainable development
urban development

Synonyms and antonyms of development in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DEVELOPMENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «development» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of development

Translation of «development» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DEVELOPMENT

Find out the translation of development to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of development from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «development» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

发展
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desarrollo
570 millions of speakers

English

development
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विकास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَطَوُّر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

развитие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desenvolvimento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উন্নয়ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

développement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembangunan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Entwicklung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

発展
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

개발
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pangembangan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự phát triển
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வளர்ச்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विकास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gelişme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sviluppo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozwój
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розвиток
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dezvoltare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανάπτυξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ontwikkeling
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utveckling
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utvikling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of development

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DEVELOPMENT»

The term «development» is very widely used and occupies the 1.095 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DEVELOPMENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «development» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «development» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about development

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10 QUOTES WITH «DEVELOPMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word development.
1
Kofi Annan
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
2
John Astin
There are things so deep and complex that only intuition can reach it in our stage of development as human beings. And to Poe... well, a great logician could be an enemy to him, what he called conventional world reason.
3
Aloe Blacc
I think a lot of self-identity and inner-personal development is hampered by consumerism and capitalism because we see ourselves as a reflection of the TV, rather than as a reflection of the people who are around us, truly.
4
David Blunkett
I'm in favour of a sensible development of response units and their deployment in any circumstance where there may be a risk to the officers themselves or the neighbourhood they're in. I'm not in favour of a blanket arming of the police.
5
Earl Browder
Marxism is an interpretation of history which explains the progress of society as a product of the expansion of the forces of production of the material means of life, that is, the development of economy.
6
Kelsey Chow
I was really young when I started on 'One Tree Hill,' and the encouragement from my friends and family has been crucial in my development as an actress. I'm also continuously surprised and humbled by the kindness and generosity of the fans.
7
Barry Commoner
Seen that way, the wholesale transformation of production technologies that is mandated by pollution prevention creates a new surge of economic development.
8
Siobhan Davies
We're talking about people who've already got 3-4, if not 5-6 years' experience or more, and it's about trying to help professionals develop, using us as a resource for that development.
9
Peter DeFazio
Similarly, establishing a firm timeline for bringing our troops home could accelerate the development of Iraqi security forces and deepen their commitment to defending their own country and their own government.
10
Friedrich Durrenmatt
The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DEVELOPMENT»

Discover the use of development in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to development and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software ...
Discover how this book can help you make the best of both your life and your career. Solutions to some common obstacles that this book explores in-depth include: Burned out at work?
Dave Hoover, Adewale Oshineye, 2009
2
The Art of Agile Development
This book provides no-nonsense advice on agile planning, development, delivery, and management taken from the authors' many years of experience with Extreme Programming (XP).
James Shore, Chromatic, 2007
3
Local And Regional Development
What kinds of local and regional development should we be pursuing? This book addresses the fundamental issues of ‘what kind of local and regional development and for whom?’, frameworks of understanding, and instruments and policies.
Andy Pike, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, John Tomaney, 2006
4
The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power
In this pioneering collection, some of the world’s most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse in the post-war era.
Wolfgang Sachs, 1992
5
Pro Drupal 7 Development
With several new and completely-rewritten essential APIs and improvements in Drupal 7, this book will not only teach developers how to write modules ranging from simple to complex, but also how Drupal itself works.
John VanDyk, Todd Tomlinson, 2010
6
Power of Development
Development histories reveal a legacy of contested power. These essays explore the language of development and its meaning within different political contexts, drawing material from Africa, Asia and Latin America by way of comparison.
Jonathan Crush, 2005
7
Community Development: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
This useful, practical book contextualises poverty and explains the process of community development, with specific reference to the community development worker's role.
Hennie Swanepoel, Frik De Beer, 2006
8
Woman's Role in Economic Development
This classic text by Ester Boserup was the first investigation ever undertaken into what happens to women in the process of economic and social growth throughout the developing world, thereby serving as an international benchmark.
Ester Boserup, 2007
9
Child Development: An Illustrated Guide
Provides an illustrated quick-reference guide to child development from 0-16 years written specifically for Early Years students and practitioners.
Carolyn Meggitt, 2006
10
THE ECOLOGY OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
To understand the way children develop, Bronfenbrenner believes that it is necessary to observe their behavior in natural settings, while they are interacting with familiar adults over prolonged periods of time.
Urie BRONFENBRENNER, 1979

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DEVELOPMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term development is used in the context of the following news items.
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Capital One Acquires Oakland-Based Design And Development
Capital One has now made another acquisition aimed at improving its product design capabilities with today's announcement that it has bought ... «TechCrunch, Jul 15»
2
Kings' development camp is all about fundamentals - LA Times
The Kings take an interesting approach with their summer development camp, using the week to introduce their prospects to the club's hockey ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
3
Alan Greenberger looks back on his time as Phila.'s development chief
Alan Greenberger, deputy mayor of commerce and development in Philadelphia, in his office at 1515 Arch Street. ( BEN MIKESELL / Staff ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
4
​New Development Bank BRICS may approve first loan by April …
President of the New Development Bank (NDB) BRICS Kundapur Vaman Kamath says the bank may give its first loan by April 1, 2016. «RT, Jul 15»
5
Alec Botnick Named VP Comedy Development At CBS Television …
Alec Botnick has been named VP Comedy Development at CBS Television Studios after spending the past six years as a television literary ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
6
The axe is falling on welfare, defence and international development
In the first wholly Conservative budget in nearly two decades, the Chancellor has unveiled larger cuts in benefits, international development ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
Millennium Development Goals Helped Lift Over 1 Billion People …
In the final report on the Millennium Development Goals released Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the global mobilization to ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
8
Oxygen Names Benny Reuven VP of Development | Variety
Oxygen Media has named Benny Reuven as its vice president of development. Reuven will work to develop real lifestyle programming in line ... «Variety, Jul 15»
9
NYCHA to Announce Sites for Mixed Income Development on Public …
The troubled New York City Housing Authority revealed to reporters today that it would announce the first round of requests-for-proposals from ... «New York Observer, Jul 15»
10
Haxby-Cote to lead Butte Local Development Corp.
Pam Haxby-Cote, a Butte native with a passion for the city and a long track record in economic development endeavors, has been tapped to be ... «Montana Standard, Jul 15»

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