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
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.)