development ( developments plural )
1 n-uncount Development is the gradual growth or formation of something.
with supp, oft N of n
...an ideal system for studying the development of the embryo...
2 n-uncount Development is the growth of something such as a business or an industry. (BUSINESS) with supp, oft N of n
Education is central to a country's economic development...
3 n-var Development is the process or result of making a basic design gradually better and more advanced.
We are spending $850m on research and development.
4 n-uncount Development is the process of making an area of land or water more useful or profitable.
The talks will focus on economic development of the region.
5 n-count A development is an event or incident which has recently happened and is likely to have an effect on the present situation.
Police said there had been a significant development in the case.
6 n-count A development is an area of houses or buildings which have been built by property developers.
development bank ( development banks plural ) A development bank is a bank that provides money for projects in poor countries or areas. (BUSINESS) n-count
housing development ( housing developments plural ) A housing development is the same as a housing estate. n-count
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 advance, advancement, evolution, expansion, growth, improvement, increase, maturity, progress, progression, spread, unfolding, unravelling
2 change, circumstance, event, happening, incident, issue, occurrence, outcome, phenomenon, result, situation, turn of events, upshot
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