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development

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1 the act or process of going from the simple or basic to the complex or advanced
  • the development of an idea into a marketable product

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2 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause
  • a development that the writers of the law never anticipated or intended

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3 the process of becoming mature
  • a tulip's development from a bulb into a flower

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The first known use of development was in 1756

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“Development.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/development. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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