What is development?

  • (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on development:

Economy Of The Maldives - Poverty, Income and Gender Inequality - Current Efforts
... has recognized these issues of income and gender disparities and with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Maldives has implemented policies that directly address these issues ... 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 certainty their full participation ...
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 ... India, Australia, and European and Arab countries (such as Islamic Development Bank and the Kuwaiti Fund) also have contributed ...
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 ...
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 ...
Economy Of The Maldives - Investment in Education
... The World Bank has already committed $17 million for education development in 2000-04, and plans to commit further $15 million for human development and ... ADB planned to support post-secondary education development in Maldives ...

More definitions of "development":

  • (noun): A recent event that has some relevance for the present situation.
    Example: "Recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
  • (noun): A district that has been developed to serve some purpose.
    Example: "Such land is practical for small park developments"
  • (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): 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): 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): (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 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

Famous quotes containing the word development:

    I do seriously believe that if we can measure among the States the benefits resulting from the preservation of the Union, the rebellious States have the larger share. It destroyed an institution that was their destruction. It opened the way for a commercial life that, if they will only embrace it and face the light, means to them a development that shall rival the best attainments of the greatest of our States.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    Understanding child development takes the emphasis away from the child’s character—looking at the child as good or bad. The emphasis is put on behavior as communication. Discipline is thus seen as problem-solving. The child is helped to learn a more acceptable manner of communication.
    Ellen Galinsky (20th century)

    On fields all drenched with blood he made his record in war, abstained from lawless violence when left on the plantation, and received his freedom in peace with moderation. But he holds in this Republic the position of an alien race among a people impatient of a rival. And in the eyes of some it seems that no valor redeems him, no social advancement nor individual development wipes off the ban which clings to him.
    Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911)