What is development?

  • (noun): A recent event that has some relevance for the present situation.
    Example: "Recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
    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 - Investment in Education
... 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 ... Over 2001-03, the ADB planned to support post-secondary education development in Maldives ...
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 - Macro-economic Trend
... years, Maldives has received economic assistance from multilateral development organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme, Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank ... Japan, India, Australia, and European and Arab countries (such as Islamic Development Bank and the Kuwaiti Fund) also have contributed ...
Economy Of The Maldives - Poverty, Income and Gender Inequality - Current Efforts
... income and gender disparities and with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Maldives has implemented policies that directly address these issues ... 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 speed up the pace ...

More definitions of "development":

  • (noun): A district that has been developed to serve some purpose.
    Example: "Such land is practical for small park developments"
  • (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): 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): (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): 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 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

Famous quotes containing the word development:

    On fields all drenched with blood he made his record in war, abstained from lawless violence when left on the plantation, and received his freedom in peace with moderation. But he holds in this Republic the position of an alien race among a people impatient of a rival. And in the eyes of some it seems that no valor redeems him, no social advancement nor individual development wipes off the ban which clings to him.
    Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911)

    They [women] can use their abilities to support each other, even as they develop more effective and appropriate ways of dealing with power.... Women do not need to diminish other women ... [they] need the power to advance their own development, but they do not “need” the power to limit the development of others.
    Jean Baker Miller (20th century)

    To be sure, we have inherited abilities, but our development we owe to thousands of influences coming from the world around us from which we appropriate what we can and what is suitable to us.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)