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development 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/diˈveləpmənt/,
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developments, plural;
  1. The process of developing or being developed
    • - she traces the development of the novel
    • - the development of less invasive treatment
  2. A specified state of growth or advancement
    • - the wings attain their full development several hours after birth
  3. A new and refined product or idea
    • - the latest developments in information technology
  4. An event constituting a new stage in a changing situation
    • - I don't think there have been any new developments since yesterday
  5. The process of converting land to a new purpose by constructing buildings or making use of its resources
    • - land suitable for development
  6. An area of land with new buildings on it
    • - a major housing development in Chicago
  7. The process of bringing one's pieces into play in the opening phase of a game

  8. The process of starting to experience or suffer from an ailment or feeling
    • - the development of brittle bones
  9. The process of treating photographic film with chemicals to make a visible image


  1. act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining; "he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency"; "they funded research and development"
  2. a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage); "the development of his ideas took many years"; "the evolution of Greek civilization"; "the slow development of her skill as a writer"
  3. growth: (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; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
  4. a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
  5. exploitation: the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful; "the development of Alaskan resources"; "the exploitation of copper deposits"
  6. a district that has been developed to serve some purpose; "such land is practical for small park developments"
  7. Development is the third album released by the four-piece alternative metal music group, Nonpoint. It was their second and final album released through MCA Records.
  8. Developmental biology is the study of the process by which organisms grow and develop. Modern developmental biology studies the genetic control of cell growth, differentiation and "morphogenesis", which is the process that gives rise to tissues, organs and anatomy.
  9. This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order. Some of these have their own pages, like fork and pin. ...
  10. In classical differential geometry, development refers to the simple idea of rolling one smooth surface over another in Euclidean space. ...
  11. Development economics is a branch of economics which deals with economic aspects of the development process in low-income countries. ...
  12. Filmmaking (often referred to in an academic context as film production) is the process of making a film, from an initial story idea or commission, through scriptwriting, shooting, editing, directing and distribution to an audience. ...
  13. (develop) 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. (Developments) (e.g., "checkerboard construction" of orthogonal Latin squares).
  16. (DEVELOP) To make the possibilities more clear and usable gradually.
  17. (DEVELOP) To more a ball from a safe position, e.g. close to the middle of a cushion or in a cluster, so that it becomes pottable.
  18. (Develop) (verb) The act of eluting a chromatographic plate.  Once the elution is complete, the plate is said to have been "developed".
  19. (Develop) 3rd step in the photolithography process, during which chemicals are applied on coated and aligned wafers to remove areas of exposed photo resist, leaving the wafer with a photo resist pattern.
  20. (Develop) Advance programs, planning or personnel capabilities to a higher stage.
  21. (Develop) Gather materials to include in the presentation and organize them into a sequence (or use hyperlinks) for the best presentation of the material, using an appropriate multimedia authoring program.
  22. (Develop) In the opening, moving a piece from its original square to make it more active. To redevelop a piece means to move it to a better square after it has already been developed.
  23. (Develop) Once we agree on the final design, sit back and relax. We go to work.
  24. (Develop) To change the form of something through a succession of states or stages, each of which is preparatory to the next. The successive changes are undertaken to improve the quality of or refine the resulting object or software.
  25. (Develop) To establish tricks in a suit, usually by forcing out the opponents' stoppers.