Nouns (13)

n. 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"
development, exploitation
n. 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. a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
evolution, development
n. 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"
developing, development
n. processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible; "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
n. (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
information systems development, systems development, product development, development
n. the process of analysis, design, coding and testing software applications

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Fuzzynyms (41)

coming, advent
n. arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous); "the advent of the computer"
n. a steady advance; "the march of science"; "the march of time"
ascending, ascension, ascent, rise
n. the act of changing location in an upward direction
n. the act of expanding something in apparent size
expanding upon, expansion
n. adding information or detail
irregularity, abnormality
n. behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
deviance, deviation
n. deviate behavior
n. the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use); "it was a perversion of justice"
iniquity, wickedness, immorality, evil
n. morally objectionable behavior
turpitude, depravity
n. a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "the various turpitudes of modern society"
n. teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically
n. training to improve strength or self-control
n. (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
n. a disorder in one's mental state
n. the event of coming into sight
growth, outgrowth, emergence
n. the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
mounting, climbing, climb
n. an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
advance, progression, progress
n. a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"
n. the result of alteration or modification; "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains"
maturement, ripening, maturation
n. coming to full development; becoming mature
n. (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state
n. (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation; "`singer' from `sing' or `undo' from `do' are examples of derivations"

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devolution, degeneration
n. the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality


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