• A few of thousands of clay pipe fragments unearthed at Jamestown. The ones shown range in date from 1600 to 1700. During this 100-year period, pipes developed from small bowls to fairly large ones
    A few of thousands of clay pipe fragments unearthed at Jamestown. The ones shown range in date from 1600 to 1700. During this 100-year period, pipes developed from small bowls to fairly large ones
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n development act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining "he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency","they funded research and development"
    • n development the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful "the development of Alaskan resources","the exploitation of copper deposits"
    • n development (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
    • n development a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation "recent developments in Iraq","what a revolting development!"
    • n development a district that has been developed to serve some purpose "such land is practical for small park developments"
    • n development processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
    • n development a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage) "the development of his ideas took many years","the evolution of Greek civilization","the slow development of her skill as a writer"
    • n development (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
    • n development a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess) "after he saw the latest development he changed his mind and became a supporter","in chess your should take care of your development before moving your queen"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

193. Development of Platygaster 193. Development of Platygaster
197. Development of Egg-parasites 197. Development of Egg-parasites
Steps in Early Development Steps in Early Development
Development of the Monitor Idea Development of the Monitor Idea
The Development of Transportation The Development of Transportation

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People who meet their calcium need reduce their risk of developing kidney stones
    • Development A tract of land on which a number of buildings have been constructed; -- especially used for tract on which from two to hundreds of houses have been constructed by a commercial developer{4} for sale to individuals.
    • Development The act of developing or disclosing that which is unknown; a gradual unfolding process by which anything is developed, as a plan or method, or an image upon a photographic plate; gradual advancement or growth through a series of progressive changes; also, the result of developing, or a developed state. "A new development of imagination, taste, and poetry."
    • Development (Math) The act or process of changing or expanding an expression into another of equivalent value or meaning.
    • Development (Mus) The elaboration of a theme or subject; the unfolding of a musical idea; the evolution of a whole piece or movement from a leading theme or motive.
    • Development (Math) The equivalent expression into which another has been developed.
    • Development (Biol) The series of changes which animal and vegetable organisms undergo in their passage from the embryonic state to maturity, from a lower to a higher state of organization.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Fat is important for the development of children and normal growth
    • n development A gradual unfolding; a full disclosure or working out of the details of something, as the plot of a novel or a drama, an architectural or a military plan, a financial scheme, etc.; the act of evolving or unraveling.
    • n development The internal or subjective process of unfolding or expanding; the coming forth or into existence of additional elements, principles, or substances; gradual advancement through progressive changes; a growing out or up; growth in general: as, the development of the mind or body, or of a form of government; the development of the principles of art or of civilization.
    • n development Specifically.
    • n development In biology, the same as evolution: applied alike to an evolutionary process and its result.
    • n development In math.: The expression of any function in the form of a series; also, the process by which any mathematical expression is changed into another of equivalent value or meaning and of more expanded form; also, the series resulting from such a process.
    • n development The bending of a surface into a plane, or of all its infinitesimal parts into parts of a plane.
    • n development The bending of a non-plane curve into a plane curve.
    • n development In photography, the process by which the latent image in a photographically exposed sensitive film is rendered visible through a chemical precipitation on that portion of the sensitized surface which has been acted on by light. The matter deposited varies with the nature of the process. In the daguerreotype process it is mercury; in negative processes with salts of silver it is silver combined with organic matter.
    • n development In music: The systematic unfolding, by a varied rhythmic, melodic, or harmonic treatment, of the qualities of a theme, especially in a formal composition like a sonata.
    • n development That part of a movement in which such an unfolding of a theme takes place.
    • n development In biology, the theory of evolution (which see, under evolution).
    • n development Synonyms Unraveling, disentanglement.
    • n development Growth, evolution, progress, ripening.
    • n development The generation of a new living being considered inductively as a fact, without reference to the question whether it is to be regarded as evolution or unfolding, or as epigenesis or new formation; the subject-matter of the science of descriptive embryology or embryogeny.
    • n development Specifically, in music, the second section of a movement in sonata form or the central portion of a fugue, in which the thematic material in the subject or subjects is unfolded and variously treated. Also called the working-out or the development section.
    • n development In chess, the movements by which a player in the early part of the game places his pieces in position for future action.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A person that is struck by lightning has a greater chance of developing motor neurone disease
    • n Development a gradual unfolding: a gradual growth: evolution:
    • n Development (math.) the expression of a function in the form of a series
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  • Anthony J. D'Angelo
    Anthony J. D'Angelo
    “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
  • Jim Rohn
    “Income seldom exceeds personal development.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.”
  • Golda Meir
    “Not being beautiful was the true blessing... Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.”
  • George L. Morrisey
    George L. Morrisey
    “Developing the plan is actually laying out the sequence of events that have to occur for you to achieve your goal.”
  • James T. Mccay
    James T. Mccay
    “No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. développement,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. développer, opposite of envelopper; both perh. from a Teut. root found in Eng. lap, to wrap.


In literature:

This hypothesis is called the "Theory of Development," {26} or "Evolution.
"The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality" by Rudolf Schmid
The class had now developed into a semi-military organization.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
So far I have been depicting the development of Darwin's work on the descent of man.
"Evolution in Modern Thought" by Ernst Haeckel
I also found developing tanks quite serviceable when a great number of negatives had to be developed quickly.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Not one of them appears as a representative of the interests of that proletariat which historical development had ... produced.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
In the skeletons of the several breeds, the development of the bones of the face in length and breadth and curvature differs enormously.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
This unparalleled development of transportation facilities measures the magnitude of the material development of the province.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
Science is the true defaulter, for Theology had to wait patiently for its development.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Arrest of Development; 4thly, of Excessive or Irregular Development.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
All this suggests the development of extra parts from the same primary layer of the impregnated and developing ovum.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture

In poetry:

Celery, raw
Develops the jaw,
But celery, stewed,
Is more quietly chewed.
"Celery" by Ogden Nash
Said the Underdeveloped skeleton
We want rice
Said Developed Nations' skeleton
Sell your bones for dice
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
Therefore I summon age
To grant youth's heritage,
Life's struggle having so far reached its term:
Thence shall I pass, approved
A man, for aye removed
From the developed brute; a god though in the germ.
"Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning
I've tried to read young mumbling lips
Till I've developed a slant-eye,
And my hearing fails at the constant wails
Of, If I can't, why can't I?
Oh, to be beside a septuagenarian,
Silent upon a peak in Darien!
"You Can Be A Republican, I'm A Genocrat" by Ogden Nash
Well, he said he'd not the money to develop such a claim,
And he'd sell it if we made a decent bid.
So we made pretence at dealing, and it almost seemed like stealing
When he parted, for five hundred lovely quid.
"Hopeful Hawkins" by C J Dennis
S'posing you could trot from Adelaide to the Pacific
For an afternoon's run — half what these gentlemen did—
You would feel rather hot, but your legs would develop terrific,
Yes, my importunate son, you'd be a Marvellous Kid!
"The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The Association developed this website to assist the electronic interconnect industry in meeting worldwide lead free regulations as they develop.
Developing a grant-reporting system to help the Housing and Urban Development Department meet the requirements of the recovery act.
The Lake Erie Land Company ( LEL ) is opening a new chapter in the story of Coffee Creek Center, after finalizing a joint development partnership on Thursday with a Chicago-area developer and builder.
Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger File photo of Hovnanian Homes' Four Seasons development in the Troy Hills development in Parsippany.
While experimenting with sound and motion for stress reduction, neurologist Dan Cohen, co-developer of Breathe Right Nasal Strips, developed BodySound chairs that just happen to be fun.
University of Tennessee researchers have successfully developed a key technology in developing an experimental reactor that can demonstrate the feasibility of fusion energy for the power grid.
EPA has indicated that they intend to develop a guidance document on developing water quality based pollutant discharge limits and permit conditions to reduce nutrients from industrial and publically-owned wastewater treatment plants.
Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has been awarded a task order to develop and support recertification of curricula through the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center.
IT Management / Developing Economies Outdistance Developed World.
Business Intelligence / Developing Economies Outdistance Developed World.
Overlays often tie into mixed-use development because it's a way to allow commercial and residential development side-by-side in a consistent design, Lebeau said.
Pennycress Energy is working with the city and a regional ecnomic development group called, the EBI Network, to develop and produce a new, biodiesel fuel.
In a declaration that the controversial porn venue at 22d and Market Streets is gone for good, David Fineman said the Forum 's landlord, Richard Bastiano, had requested development proposals from "various developers.".
The developer Douglas C Steiner recently reached an agreement with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation to convert this 20-acre site within the industrial complex into a media and technology hub.
Housing and Urban Development has approved a $39 million loan guarantee to the city of Indianapolis to establish a Community and Economic Development Loan Pool.

In science:

During initial development, it is likely that the speed of the code generation phase and the size of the generated code are most important, whereas at the end of the development cycle run time performance is likely to be the most crucial consideration.
Optimisations for quadrature representations of finite element tensors through automated code generation
ABSTRACT: A documentation of the great development of astrometric accuracy since the observations by Hipparchus about 150 B.C. is provided. The development has often been displayed in diagrams, showing the accuracy versus time.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
Strip clustering algorithm development We have developed algorithms which will allow the energy desposited in the physical scintillator strips to be distributed among (virtual) square cells.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
The set of heuristics developed provides systematic guidance in tailoring HR for a given Event-B development.
Discovery of Invariants through Automated Theory Formation
Plug-in development mode is a very popular way for software development nowadays. Many well-known packages, for example Firefox17, Eclipse18 and many content management systems (CMS), are developed based on plug-ins.
Enhanced Management of Personal Astronomical Data with FITSManager