part of speech: noun

definition 1: the act of developing or bringing to a completed state.

  • The development of the new shopping mall took several years.

synonyms: advancement, enlargement, evolution, expansion, generation, growth

antonyms: decline

definition 2: an important event or happening.

  • The president spoke of the latest development in the war.

definition 3: a group of houses or other buildings built by the same person or company.

  • All of the houses in the development looked very much alike.

derivations: developmental (adj.), developmentally (adv.)