What does development mean?

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  1. (uncountable) The process of developing; growth, directed change.
  2. (biology) The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.
  3. (countable) Something which has developed.
  4. (real estate, countable) A project consisting of one or more commercial or residential buildings, real estate development.
  5. (real estate, uncountable) The building of a real estate development.
  6. (uncountable) The application of new ideas to practical problems (cf. research).
  7. (chess, uncountable) The active placement of the pieces, or the process of achieving it.
  8. (music) The second section of a piece of music in sonata form.
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