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One entry found for development.
Entry Word: development
Function: noun
Text: 1 the act or process of going from the simple or basic to the complex or advanced <the development of an idea into a marketable product>
Synonyms elaboration, evolution, expansion, growth, progress, progression
Related Words advancement, betterment, improvement, perfection, refinement; maturation
Near Antonyms decadence, decay, decaying, declension, decline, degeneration, descent, deterioration, downgrade, ebbing, weakening
Antonyms regression, retrogression
2 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause <a development that the writers of the law never anticipated or intended> -- see EFFECT 1
3 the process of becoming mature <a tulip's development from a bulb into a flower> -- see MATURATION