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1    the act or process of growing, progressing, or developing  
2    the product or result of developing  
3    a fact, event, or happening, esp. one that changes a situation  
4    an area or tract of land that has been developed  
5      (Also called)    development section   the section of a movement, usually in sonata form, in which the basic musical themes are developed  
6      (Chess)  
a    the process of developing pieces  
b    the manner in which they are developed  
c    the position of the pieces in the early part of a game with reference to their attacking potential or defensive efficiency  
  developmental      adj  
  developmentally      adv  

development area  
      n   (in Britain) an area suffering from high unemployment and economic depression, because of the decline of its main industries, that is given government help to establish new industries  
development education  
      n     (Brit)   an area of study that aims to give pupils an understanding of their involvement in world affairs  
development system  
      n   a computer system, including hardware and software, that is specifically designed to aid in the development of software and interfaces  
development well  
      n   (in the oil industry) a well drilled for the production of oil or gas from a field already proven by appraisal drilling to be suitable for exploitation  
forced development  
      n   the processing of underexposed photographic film to increase the image density  
industrial development certificate  
      n   (in Britain) a certificate issued by the Department of the Environment to an industrial organization wishing to build or extend a factory, which has to accompany an application for planning permission,   (Abbrev.)    IDC  
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development  
      n      the official name for the       World Bank     (Abbrev.)    IBRD  
International Development Association  
      n   an organization set up in 1960 to provide low-interest loans to developing countries. It is part of the World Bank Group,   (Abbrev)    IDA  
National Economic Development Council  
      n   an advisory body on general economic policy in Britain, composed of representatives of government, management, and trade unions: established in 1962; abolished in 1992,   (Abbrevs.)    NEDC     (informal)   Neddy  
research and development  
      n   the part of a commercial company's activity concerned with applying the results of scientific research to develop new products and improve existing ones,   (Abbrev)    R & D  
ribbon development  
      n     (Brit)   the building of houses in a continuous row along a main road: common in England between the two World Wars  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    advance, advancement, evolution, expansion, growth, improvement, increase, maturity, progress, progression, spread, unfolding, unravelling  
2    change, circumstance, event, happening, incident, issue, occurrence, outcome, phenomenon, result, situation, turn of events, upshot  

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An agile management process for software development
Don't translate it, but use it as technical term
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
UNICEF is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. Donate to help UNICEF meet the urgent needs of children.
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