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development (noun)
1.
the act or process of going from the simple or basic to the complex or advanced
SYNONYMS:
elaboration, evolution, expansion, growth, progress, progression
RELATED WORDS:
advancement, betterment, improvement, perfection, refinement; incubation, maturation, maturing, ripening; blossoming, flourishing, flowering; addition, augmentation, enhancement, supplementation; emergence, evolvement, metamorphosis
NEAR ANTONYMS:
backslide, lapse, relapse; decadence, decay, decaying, declension, declination, decline, degeneracy, degeneration, degradation, descent, deterioration, devaluation, downfall, downgrade, ebbing, falling, weakening
regress, regression, retrogression, reversion
development (noun)
2.
a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause
SYNONYMS:
aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, child, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, fate, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, precipitate, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot
RELATED WORDS:
ramification; denouement ( dénouement), echo, implication, repercussion; afterclap, afterglow, aftershock; blowback, by-product, fallout, offshoot, ripple, side effect ( side reaction), spin-off
NEAR ANTONYMS:
consideration, determinant, factor; base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, spring
antecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason
development (noun)
3.
the process of becoming mature
SYNONYMS:
development, growth, maturing, ripening
RELATED WORDS:
blossoming, flourishing, flowering; mellowing, softening; evolution, evolvement, expansion, progression; coming-of-age, maturity
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decadence, decay, decaying, declension, decline, declining, degeneration, descent, deterioration; ebbing, fading, shriveling ( shrivelling), waning, wilting, withering; death, decease, demise, dying, end, exit, expiration, expiring, expiry, perishing; regression, retrogression, reversion
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