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"
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"
growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis(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
"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation
"recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
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"
a district that has been developed to serve some purpose
"such land is practical for small park developments"
a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)
"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"
processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
"the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
(music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Education (Latin educere, to lead or draw out) is the systematic development and cultivation of the mind and other natural powers. "Education is the harmonious development of all our faculties. It begins in the nursery, and goes on at school, but does not end there. It continues through life, whether we will or not.... 'Every person,' says Gibbon, 'has two educations, one which he receives from others, and one more important, which he gives himself.'"
John LubbockThe Use of Life ch. vii, p. 111. [ Macmillan & Co.'94.] Instruction, the impartation of knowledge by others (Latin instruere, to build in or into) is but a part of education, often the smallest part. Teaching is the more familiar and less formal word for instruction. Training refers not merely to the impartation of knowledge, but to the exercising of one in actions with the design to form habits. Discipline is systematic and rigorous training, with the idea of subjection to authority and perhaps of punishment. Tuition is the technical term for teaching as the business of an instructor or as in the routine of a school; tuition is narrower than teaching, not, like the latter word, including training. Study is emphatically what one does for himself. We speak of the teaching, training, or discipline, but not of the education or tuition of a dog or a horse. Breeding and nurture include teaching and training, especially as directed by and dependent upon home life and personal association; breeding having reference largely to manners with such qualities as are deemed distinctively characteristic of high birth; nurture (literally nourishing) having more direct reference to moral qualities, not overlooking the physical and mental. Knowledge and learning tell nothing of mental development apart from the capacity to acquire and remember, and nothing whatever of that moral development which is included in education in its fullest and noblest sense; learning, too, may be acquired by one's unaided industry, but any full education must be the result in great part of instruction, training, and personal association. Study is emphatically what one does for himself, and in which instruction and tuition can only point the way, encourage the student to advance, and remove obstacles; vigorous, persevering study is one of the best elements of training. Study is also used in the sense of the thing studied, a subject to be mastered by study, a studious pursuit. Compare KNOWLEDGE; REFINEMENT; WISDOM.
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developmental, develop, developing, développement, developments, evolution, elaboration, desarrollo, growth, preparation, developed, formulation, assignment, establishment, expansion, drafting, creation, sviluppo, design, progress, desenvolvimento, building, develops, advancement, entwicklung, promotion, enhancement, veloppement, development-related
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- تعمير, إعمار, تطويرArabic
- развитие, усъвършенстване, напредъкBulgarian
- desenvolupamentCatalan, Valencian
- udbygning, udvidelse, udviklingDanish
- εξέλιξη, ανάπτυξηGreek
- rakentaminen, kehittely, kehitys, uutiset, kehittyminen, pelinrakentaminen, tuotekehitys, kehittäminenFinnish
- adhartas, leasachadhScottish Gaelic
- פיתוח, התפתחותHebrew
- sviluppo, potenziamentoItalian
- 発展, 開発Japanese
- maendeleoKikuyu, Gikuyu
- 발전, 개발Korean
- ئاوهدان کردنهوه, ئاوهدانی, ئاواکردنهوهKurdish
- развиток, развојMacedonian
- utviklingNorwegian Nynorsk
- развитие, достижение, разработкаRussian
- utveckling, utbyggnadSwedish
- maendeleo, khuendeleaSwahili
- ilerleme, kalkınma, gelişim, gelişmeTurkish
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