Santorum and Palin each have a developmentally disabled child – itself a rare phenomenon in presidential politics.
Adolescents at that age are “developmentally more fully formed and able to make their own decisions,” says Dr. Davis.
Newtown Patch reports that Ryan Lanza told a close friend that he thinks his developmentally disabled brother committed the crime.
Carlos DeLuna, who was arrested for the crime, was developmentally disabled and had a low IQ.
And 38 percent of children whose mothers used cocaine while pregnant are developmentally delayed.
developmentally and histologically there are no fundamental divergences from the teeth of vertebrates lower in the scale.
1756, "an unfolding;" see develop + -ment. Of property, with the sense "bringing out the latent possibilities," from 1885 (Pickering's glossary of Americanisms, 1816, has betterments "The improvements made on new lands, by cultivation, and the erection of buildings, &c."). Meaning "state of economic advancement" is from 1902. Meaning "advancement through progressive stages" is 1836.
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.