• The process of developing; growth, directed change.
  • The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.
  • Something which has developed.
  • A project consisting of one or more commercial or residential buildings.
  • The building of such a project.
  • The application of new ideas to practical problems (cf. research).
  • The active placement of the pieces, or the process of achieving it.
  • The process by in which previous material is transformed and restated.
  • The second section of a piece of music in sonata form, in which the original theme is revisited in altered and varying form.
  • The expression of a function in the form of a series.


  • First use 1756, analyzable as develop + -ment, from French développement, from Old French desvelopemens ("unrolling").

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