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developmental

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adjective de·vel·op·men·tal \dē-ˌve-ləp-ˈmen-təl\

Simple Definition of developmental

  • : of or relating to the growth or development of someone or something

  • : designed to help a child grow or learn

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of developmental

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or being development <developmental processes> <developmental biology>; broadly :  experimental 2 <developmental aircraft> b :  serving economic development <developmental highways>

  2. 2 :  designed to assist growth or bring about improvement (as of a skill) <developmental toys>

developmentally

play \-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of developmental in a sentence

  1. A drop in temperature can slow the plant's developmental process.

  2. a child with developmental abnormalities

  3. My theory is still in its developmental stage.



1849

First Known Use of developmental

1849



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