What is 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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on development:

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 ...
Economy Of The Maldives - Macro-economic Trend
... economic assistance from multilateral development organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme, Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank ... and Arab countries (such as Islamic Development Bank and the Kuwaiti Fund) also have contributed ...
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 ... Over 2001-03, the ADB planned to support post-secondary education development in Maldives ...
Economy Of The Maldives - Poverty, Income and Gender Inequality - Current Efforts
... these issues of income and gender disparities and with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Maldives has implemented policies that directly address these issues ... Nasheed said, “The most important facility for a country’s development is its people… and since women are half of the population in any country, for a certainty their full participation will ...
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 ...

More definitions of "development":

  • (noun): A recent event that has some relevance for the present situation.
    Example: "Recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting 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
  • (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): 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
  • (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): A district that has been developed to serve some purpose.
    Example: "Such land is practical for small park developments"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word development:

    I can see ... only one safe rule for the historian: that he should recognize in the development of human destinies the play of the contingent and the unforeseen.
    —H.A.L. (Herbert Albert Laurens)

    For the child whose impulsiveness is indulged, who retains his primitive-discharge mechanisms, is not only an ill-behaved child but a child whose intellectual development is slowed down. No matter how well he is endowed intellectually, if direct action and immediate gratification are the guiding principles of his behavior, there will be less incentive to develop the higher mental processes, to reason, to employ the imagination creatively. . . .
    Selma H. Fraiberg (20th century)

    Sleep hath its own world,
    And a wide realm of wild reality.
    And dreams in their development have breath,
    And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)