1. development a process in which something passes to a different stage
  2. developmental of or relating to or constituting development
  3. developmentally with respect to development
  4. developmental age a measure of a child's development (in body size or motor skill or psychological function) expressed in terms of age norms
  5. redevelopment authority a public administrative unit given responsibility for the renovation of blighted urban areas
  6. developmental psychology the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development of children
  7. developmental anatomy the branch of anatomy that studies structural changes of an individual from fertilization to maturity
  8. redevelopment the act of improving by renewing and restoring
  9. devolvement the delegation of authority
  10. devilment reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
  11. defilement the state of being polluted
  12. developmental learning learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development
  13. envelopment the act of enclosing something inside something else
  14. divulgement the act of disclosing something that was secret or private
  15. deployment the distribution of forces in preparation for battle or work
  16. developed being changed over time, as to be stronger or more complete
  17. developing of societies with low levels of industrial capability
  18. filamentous thin in diameter; resembling a thread
  19. nondevelopment failure of normal development to occur
  20. dementedness mental deterioration of organic or functional origin