English dictionary definition of:



  • act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
  • the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
  • (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
  • a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation
  • a district that has been developed to serve some purpose
  • processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
  • a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
  • (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
  • a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)


developing evolution exploitation growing growth maturation ontogenesis ontogeny

Spellzone course content

View spelling list The suffix -ment and learn about the word development in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 33. Word endings: -ant, -ent, -ance, -ence.

Scrabble score for development

Scrabble score = 19

Please note that scrabble only allows seven tiles to be placed at once.

generated at 15:48:45 on 17-10-19

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