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1. development

noun. ['dɪˈvɛləpmənt'] a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage).

Synonyms

  • deepening
  • growth
  • unfolding
  • assibilation
  • flowering
  • process
  • physical process

Antonyms

  • unemployment
  • birth
  • increase
  • acceleration

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • develop (English)
  • développer (French)

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Rhymes with Arrested Development

  • underdevelopment
  • redevelopment

2. development

noun. ['dɪˈvɛləpmənt'] act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining.

Synonyms

  • improvement
  • advancement
  • broadening
  • elaboration
  • product development
  • working out

Antonyms

  • ovulation
  • anabolism
  • undress
  • decrease

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • develop (English)
  • développer (French)

3. development

noun. ['dɪˈvɛləpmənt'] (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.

Synonyms

  • cainogenesis
  • gametogenesis
  • organic process
  • life cycle
  • maturation
  • habit
  • palingenesis
  • psychosexual development
  • proliferation
  • vegetation
  • caenogenesis
  • cohesion
  • florescence
  • apposition
  • angiogenesis
  • virilisation
  • psychogenesis
  • germination
  • suppression
  • leafing
  • odontiasis
  • cytogeny
  • masculinization
  • virilization
  • sprouting
  • neurogenesis
  • masculinisation
  • infructescence
  • fructification
  • myelinization
  • recapitulation
  • teething
  • juvenescence
  • gastrulation
  • growth
  • biological process
  • kainogenesis
  • rooting
  • myelinisation
  • ontogenesis
  • auxesis
  • cenogenesis
  • foliation
  • psychomotor development
  • cultivation
  • amelogenesis
  • inflorescence
  • cytogenesis
  • flowering
  • ontogeny
  • anthesis
  • efflorescence
  • teratogenesis
  • culture
  • growing
  • dentition
  • blossoming
  • intussusception
  • kenogenesis

Antonyms

  • nondevelopment
  • palingenesis
  • deceleration
  • death

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • develop (English)
  • développer (French)

4. development

noun. ['dɪˈvɛləpmənt'] a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation.

Synonyms

  • twist
  • complication
  • ramification
  • phenomenon
  • modification
  • change
  • turn
  • turn of events

Antonyms

  • ending
  • fall
  • imperfection
  • conserve

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • develop (English)
  • développer (French)

5. development

noun. ['dɪˈvɛləpmənt'] a district that has been developed to serve some purpose.

Synonyms

  • housing development
  • territory
  • territorial dominion
  • district
  • housing estate

Antonyms

  • abstain
  • nonfunctional
  • functional
  • uselessness

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • develop (English)
  • développer (French)

6. development

noun. ['dɪˈvɛləpmənt'] the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful.

Synonyms

  • overuse
  • commercialization
  • utilisation
  • unitisation
  • usage
  • overexploitation
  • unitization
  • overutilisation
  • utilization
  • capitalization
  • capitalisation
  • land development
  • exercise
  • exploitation
  • water program
  • water development
  • electrification
  • water project
  • employment
  • commercialisation
  • overutilization

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • nonproliferation
  • fauna
  • incoherence

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • develop (English)
  • développer (French)

7. development

noun. ['dɪˈvɛləpmənt'] a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess).

Synonyms

  • improvement
  • melioration

Antonyms

  • tightening
  • loosening
  • disentangle

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • develop (English)
  • développer (French)

8. development

noun. ['dɪˈvɛləpmənt'] (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated.

Synonyms

  • subdivision

Antonyms

  • disconnectedness
  • narrowing

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • develop (English)
  • développer (French)

9. development

noun. ['dɪˈvɛləpmənt'] processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible.

Synonyms

  • developing
  • processing

Antonyms

  • supply
  • refrain
  • stand still

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • develop (English)
  • développer (French)

Sentences with arrested-development


1. Noun Phrase
However, it may not kill eggs and larvae already on the fruit; they may continue their arrested development when they warm up again.

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