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/diˈveləp/,
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developed, past participle; developed, past tense; develops, 3rd person singular present; developing, present participle;
  1. Grow or cause to grow and become more mature, advanced, or elaborate
    • - motion pictures developed into mass entertainment
    • - this is a rapidly developing field
    • - entrepreneurs develop their skills through trial and error
  2. (of a poor agricultural country) Become more economically and socially advanced
    • - the developing world
  3. Convert (land) to a new purpose by constructing buildings or making other use of its resources

  4. Construct or convert (a building) so as to improve existing resources

  5. Elaborate (a musical theme) by modification of the melody, harmony, or rhythm

  6. Bring (a piece) into play from its initial position on a player's back rank

  7. Convert (a curved surface) conceptually into a plane figure as if by unrolling

  8. Expand (a function, etc.) in the form of a series

  9. Start to exist, experience, or possess
    • - a strange closeness developed
    • - I developed an interest in law
    • - AIDS patients often develop a rare type of cancer
  10. Treat (a photographic film) with chemicals to make a visible image


  1. make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation; "Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather"; "They developed a new technique"
  2. evolve: work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
  3. gain through experience; "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
  4. grow: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
  5. originate: come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"
  6. build up: change the use of and make available or usable; "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"
  7. develop was a magazine published by Apple Computer containing detailed technical and programming articles written primarily by Apple engineers. Twenty-nine quarterly issues were published between January 1990 and March 1997. ...
  8. This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order. Some of these have their own pages, like fork and pin. ...
  9. Develop is a monthly trade magazine for the video games industry. Based in Hertford, Hertfordshire, UK the magazine allows participation by anyone working in the video game industry.
  10. Develop is a hip hop producer well known for his work with The Diplomats. He also works very closely with Lil Wayne, and has done much work for artists such as Young Jeezy and Fabolous as well. ...
  11. Developing is a 1994 short film directed by Marya Cohn, about the relationship between a girl and her single mother, who has breast cancer. The film stars Natalie Portman as Nina.
  12. (Developing (The Twilight Zone)) "Developing" is the fortieth episode of the science fiction television series 2002 revival of The Twilight Zone. The episode aired March 18, 2003 on UPN.
  13. To change with a specific direction, progress; To progress through a sequence of stages; To create; To bring out images latent in photographic film; To place one's pieces actively; To cause a ball to become more open and available to be played on later. ...
  14. (developed) Not primitive; not third world; Mature; This word needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}
  15. (Developed) Unfurled, as colors flying.
  16. (Developed) A tasting term referring to the maturity of a wine.
  17. (Developed) Mature. A well-developed wine is more drinkable than an undeveloped one.
  18. (Developed (NLCD 2001 definition)) Areas characterized by a high percentage (30 percent or greater) of constructed materials (e.g., asphalt, concrete, buildings). ...
  19. (Developed (épanoui)) the wine has reached its peak in terms of both smell and taste.
  20. (Developed) A broad term referring to aged wine or the aroma of wine that has been aged. Developed aromas differ from primary fruit aromas in that they tend to consist of savory, earthy notes rather than young fruity notes.
  21. (Developed) A wine that has made progress during its aging or breathing stage
  22. (Developed) Refers to older wines in regards to its drinking window.  Under developed expensive wines is not enjoyable.
  23. (Developed) Wine that has under-gone positive changes during its years of ageing. Wines can also develop after a bottle has been opened.
  24. (Developed) Wine that has undergone modifications over a period of time.
  25. (Developed) a country with a highly organized economy; Health, Population