development /dɪˈvɛləpmənt/ noun
plural developments
plural developments
Learner's definition of DEVELOPMENT
[noncount] : the act or process of growing or causing something to grow or become larger or more advanced
often + of
: the act or process of creating something over a period of time
often + of
see also research and development
: the state of being created or made more advanced
[count] : something that has happened or has become known
[count] : an area of land with buildings that were all built at around the same time
see also housing development
[noncount] : the process of building a group of houses or other buildings on an area of land
[noncount] : the chemical process by which photographic film is used to make a photograph