Synonyms for development

Synonyms for (noun) development

Synonyms: development

Definition: act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining

Usage: he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency; they funded research and development

Similar words: improvement

Definition: the act of improving something

Usage: their improvements increased the value of the property

Synonyms: exploitation, development

Definition: the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

Usage: the development of Alaskan resources; the exploitation of copper deposits

Similar words: usage, use, utilisation, utilization, employment, exercise

Definition: the act of using

Usage: he warned against the use of narcotic drugs; skilled in the utilization of computers

Synonyms: development

Definition: (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated

Similar words: section, subdivision

Definition: a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

Usage: he always turns first to the business section; the history of this work is discussed in the next section

Synonyms: development

Definition: a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation

Usage: recent developments in Iraq; what a revolting development!

Similar words: change, modification, alteration

Definition: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

Usage: the change was intended to increase sales; this storm is certainly a change for the worse; the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago

Synonyms: development

Definition: a district that has been developed to serve some purpose

Usage: such land is practical for small park developments

Similar words: territorial dominion, territory, district, dominion

Definition: a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

Synonyms: developing, development

Definition: processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible

Usage: the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours

Similar words: processing

Definition: preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure

Usage: the processing of newly arrived immigrants; the processing of ore to obtain minerals

Synonyms: development, evolution

Definition: a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)

Usage: the development of his ideas took many years; the evolution of Greek civilization; the slow development of her skill as a writer

Similar words: physical process, process

Definition: a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

Usage: events now in process; the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls

Synonyms: growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development

Definition: (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

Usage: he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children

Similar words: organic process, biological process

Definition: a process occurring in living organisms

Synonyms: development

Definition: a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)

Usage: 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

Similar words: melioration, improvement

Definition: a condition superior to an earlier condition

Usage: the new school represents a great improvement

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