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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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  • 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)

Example sentences of the word psychosexual-development


1. Noun Phrase
He believed that human beings go through five stages of psychosexual development based on a particular erogenous zone and that children who don’t successfully negotiate a particular stage can experience sexual or emotional problems in adulthood.

2. Noun Phrase
Freud believed that psychosexual development begins with the oral phase, from birth to 18 months old, when the child learns to perceive his mother’s breast as a source of comfort and nourishment.

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