What is development?

  • (noun): A process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage).
    Example: "The development of his ideas took many years"; "the slow development of her skill as a writer"
    Synonyms: evolution
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on development:

Economy Of The Maldives - Investment in Education
... The World Bank has already committed $17 million for education development in 2000-04, and plans to commit further $15 million for human development and distance learning during this period ... ADB planned to support post-secondary education development in Maldives ...
Economy Of The Maldives - Macro-economic Trend
... Over the years, Maldives has received economic assistance from multilateral development organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme, Asian ... including Japan, India, Australia, and European and Arab countries (such as Islamic Development Bank and the Kuwaiti Fund) also have contributed ...
Batman (1989 film) - Production - Development
... was less willing to move forward on development, despite their enthusiasm for Hamm's script, which Batman co-creator Bob Kane greeted with positive feedback ...
Leonard McCoy - Development
... Kelley's first broadcast appearance as Doctor Leonard McCoy was in "The Man Trap" (1966) ... Despite his character's prominence, Kelley's contract granted him only a "featuring" credit it was not until the second season that he was given "starring" credit, at the urging of producer Robert Justman ...
Economy Of The Maldives - Poverty, Income and Gender Inequality - Current Efforts
... issues of income and gender disparities and with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Maldives has implemented policies that directly address these issues ... In 2011, President Nasheed said, “The most important facility for a country’s development is its people… and since women are half of the population in ...

More definitions of "development":

  • (noun): A state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess).
    Example: "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"
  • (noun): Act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining.
    Example: "He congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency"; "they funded research and development"
  • (noun): (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.
    Example: "He proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
    Synonyms: growth, growing, maturation, ontogeny, ontogenesis
  • (noun): A recent event that has some relevance for the present situation.
    Example: "Recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
  • (noun): The act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful.
    Example: "The development of Alaskan resources"
    Synonyms: exploitation
  • (noun): A district that has been developed to serve some purpose.
    Example: "Such land is practical for small park developments"
  • (noun): Processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible.
    Example: "The development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
    Synonyms: developing

Famous quotes containing the word development:

    I have an intense personal interest in making the use of American capital in the development of China an instrument for the promotion of the welfare of China, and an increase in her material prosperity without entanglements or creating embarrassment affecting the growth of her independent political power, and the preservation of her territorial integrity.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    The Cairo conference ... is about a complicated web of education and employment, consumption and poverty, development and health care. It is also about whether governments will follow where women have so clearly led them, toward safe, simple and reliable choices in family planning. While Cairo crackles with conflict, in the homes of the world the orthodoxies have been duly heard, and roundly ignored.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    Dissonance between family and school, therefore, is not only inevitable in a changing society; it also helps to make children more malleable and responsive to a changing world. By the same token, one could say that absolute homogeneity between family and school would reflect a static, authoritarian society and discourage creative, adaptive development in children.
    Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (20th century)