noun \di-ˈvel-əp-mənt\

Definition of DEVELOPMENT

: the action or process of developing: as a : the process of growth and differentiation by which the potentialities of a zygote, spore, or embryo are realized b : the gradual advance through evolutionary stages : evolution
: the state of being developed <the great muscular development of weight lifters>
de·vel·op·men·tal \-ˌvel-əp-ˈment-əl\ adjective
de·vel·op·men·tal·ly \-ē\ adverb

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