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 - 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 ... 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 ...
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 Development Bank, and the World Bank ... 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 - Investment in Education
... 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 ... Over 2001-03, the ADB planned to support post-secondary education development in Maldives ...

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): 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): 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): 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!"

Famous quotes containing the word development:

    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)

    The work of adult life is not easy. As in childhood, each step presents not only new tasks of development but requires a letting go of the techniques that worked before. With each passage some magic must be given up, some cherished illusion of safety and comfortably familiar sense of self must be cast off, to allow for the greater expansion of our distinctiveness.
    Gail Sheehy (20th century)

    The proper aim of education is to promote significant learning. Significant learning entails development. Development means successively asking broader and deeper questions of the relationship between oneself and the world. This is as true for first graders as graduate students, for fledging artists as graying accountants.
    Laurent A. Daloz (20th century)