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advanced research and development activity

  • noun an agency of the Intelligence Community that conducts advanced research and development related to information technology
    ARDA.
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arrested development

  • noun an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
    fixation; infantile fixation; regression.
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Cell development

  • (called also cell genesis, cell formation, and cytogenesis), the multiplication, of cells by a process of reproduction under the following common forms; segmentation or fission, gemmation or budding, karyokinesis, and endogenous multiplication. See Segmentation, Gemmation, etc.
Webster 1913

department of housing and urban development

  • noun the United States federal department that administers federal programs dealing with better housing and urban renewal; created in 1965
    Department of Housing and Urban Development; HUD.
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Development theory

  • (Biol.), the doctrine that animals and plants possess the power of passing by slow and successive stages from a lower to a higher state of organization, and that all the higher forms of life now in existence were thus developed by uniform laws from lower forms, and are not the result of special creative acts. See the Note under Darwinian.
Webster 1913

Egg development

  • (Biol.), the process of the development of an egg, by which the embryo is formed.
Webster 1913

housing and urban development

  • noun the United States federal department that administers federal programs dealing with better housing and urban renewal; created in 1965
    Department of Housing and Urban Development; HUD.
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housing development

  • noun a residential area of similar dwellings built by property developers and usually under a single management
    • they live in the new housing development
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international bank for reconstruction and development

  • noun a United Nations agency created to assist developing nations by loans guaranteed by member governments
    World Bank; IBRD.
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international development association

  • noun an agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank
    IDA.
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land development

  • noun making an area of land more useful
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Multicental development

  • (Biol.), growth, or development, from several centers. According as the insubordination to a single center is more or less pronounced, the resultant organism will be more or less irregular in form and may even discontinuous.
Webster 1913

product development

  • noun improving an existing product or developing new kinds of products
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psychomotor development

  • noun progressive acquisition of skills involving both mental and motor activities
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psychosexual development

  • noun (psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages: first oral stage and then anal stage and then phallic stage and then latency stage and finally genital stage
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ribbon development

  • noun building complex in a continuous row along a road
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secretary of housing and urban development

  • noun the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • the first Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was Robert C. Weaver who was appointed by Johnson
  • noun the position of the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • the position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was created in 1966
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social development commission

  • noun the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with social development
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Unicentral development

  • that form of development which takes place primarily around a single central point, as in the lowest of unicellular organisms.
Webster 1913

water development

  • noun making an area of water more useful
    water program; water project.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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