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noun  /dɪˈveləpmənt/ 
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singulardevelopment
pluraldevelopments
  1. 1
    [uncountable] change, growth, or improvement over a period of time
    development of:

    We encourage our employees in their development of new skills.

    development of something into something:

    the gradual development of her ideas into an advanced theory

  2. 2
    [countable] a new event that changes a situation

    Have there been any further developments in the case?

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the process of creating a new product or method

    His work is mainly in software development.

    1. a.
      [countable] a new product or method

      developments in medical science

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