development

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈvɛləpmənt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(di veləp mənt)


WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: process of growth
Synonyms:
growth , progress , expansion , advancement , burgeoning, flourishing, blooming, blossoming, spread , evolution, evolving, enlargement, maturing, maturation, augmentation, elaborating, spreading, progressing, perfecting, advancing, headway, broadening, widening, ripening, amplifying, amplification, developing
Antonyms:
regression, reduction , decrease , decay , decline , deterioration, worsening, waning, retrogression, reversion, lessening
Sense: Noun: instance of improvement
Synonyms:
improvement , advancement , advance , breakthrough , step up (informal), upgrade , leap
Antonyms:
destruction , restraint , stifling, damage , dismantling
Sense: Noun: real estate
Synonyms:
complex , site , real estate, shopping center, shopping centre (UK), shopping mall, mall , estate , property
Antonyms:
empty lot, open land, undeveloped land, preserve , reserve , nature preserve, nature reserve, park
Sense: Noun: situation - usually plural
Synonyms:
situation , event , turn of events, events, occurrence , happening , incident , issue , circumstance , matter of course, outcome , effect , consequence , result , fate , upshot (informal)

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