What is the opposite of development?

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Opposite for the build up to something more advanced
“Recent years have seen a decline in the company's influence within the industry.”
Opposite for a newly occurring incident in a current state of affair
“Our reporters have reached a stagnation in their reporting due to authorities blocking access to the site where all the action is happening.”
Opposite for the process of growing up
“Her regression would begin with her experiencing fatigue and a general lack of energy.”
Opposite for the progressive aspect of a learned skill
“The diminishment in his performance can only be attributed to his inability to cope with the loss of his coach.”
Opposite for the creation or forming of
“Plans call for the demolition of the racetrack and grandstand to provide the necessary space for expansion.”
Opposite for the resultant occurence
“The chief cause of the end of the cold war was the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.”
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