|1.||the act or process of growing, progressing, or developing|
|2.||the product or result of developing|
|3.||a fact, event, or happening, esp one that changes a situation|
|4.||an area or tract of land that has been developed|
|5.||Also called: development section the section of a movement, usually in sonata form, in which the basic musical themes are developed|
|a. the process of developing pieces|
|b. the manner in which they are developed|
|c. the position of the pieces in the early part of a game with reference to their attacking potential or defensive efficiency|
development de·vel·op·ment (dĭ-věl'əp-mənt)
The act of developing.
The state of being developed.
A significant event, occurrence, or change.
The natural progression from a previous, simpler, or embryonic stage to a later, more complex, or adult stage.