develop has definitions from the fields of mathematics,music,education,chess,games,photography
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[ verb ] make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation

Examples

"Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather" "They developed a new technique"

Used in print

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

Much new equipment and many unique techniques have been developed for the quantitative exposure of experimental animals to aerosols of infectious agents contained in particles of specified dimensional characteristics .

Mutants may also be developed with changes in biochemical properties that are of importance in identification .

Related terms

create build evolve development

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[ verb ] work out; as of a theory or an idea

Synonyms

evolve germinate

Examples

"We have developed a new theory of evolution"

Used in print

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Such identification comes for each group in each crisis by rewriting history into legend and developing appropriate national heroes .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Political theoretical understanding , although almost at a standstill during this century , did develop during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries , and resulted in a flood of inventions which increased the possibility for man to coexist with man .

Often it is recognized that all the details of the pattern may not be essential to the outcome but , because the pattern was empirically determined and not developed through theoretical understanding , one is never quite certain which behavior elements are effective , and the whole pattern becomes ritualized .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

Since practical washing procedures are both lengthy and expensive , a number of laboratory tests have been developed for the numerical evaluation of detergents .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

We should encourage the governments to develop their own technical assistance to communities , state and provincial governments , rural communities , and other smaller groups , making certain that no important segment of the economy is neglected .

Related terms

create_by_mental_act

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[ verb ] gain through experience

Synonyms

evolve acquire

Examples

"I acquired a strong aversion to television" "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong" "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position" "develop a passion for painting"

Used in print

(Time, 77: 3...)

But he has shown a sixth-sense ability to spot , recruit and excite able researchers , and has developed unexpected talents in fund raising and speech-making .

The_English never_again developed a strong native music that could obliterate the traces of an earlier great age the way , say , the opera in Italy blotted_out the Italian madrigal .

(Peter Eldersveld, "Faith Amid Fear"...)

And that 's another reason why it is imperative for us these days to conquer our fears , to develop the poise that promotes peace .

(Kenneth Underwood and Elden Jacobsen, "Probing the...)

( 3 ) Over the years , individuals engaged in the sale of real_estate have developed remarkable unity in the methods and practices employed .

(Modern Maturity, 4:6...)

Thus creativity may run all_the_way from making a cake , building a chicken_coop , or producing a book , to founding a business , creating a League of Nations or , developing a mature character .

Related terms

change grow explicate evolution

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[ verb ] come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

Synonyms

get grow acquire produce

Examples

"He grew a beard" The patient developed abdominal pains" I got funny spots all over my body" "Well-developed breasts"

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

While working_out in Sylvania a swelling developed in the knee and he came here to consult the team physician .

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

The stained-glass_windows may have developed unpremeditated patinas , the paneling may be no more durable than the planks in a political_platform .

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

The dumbbell variation develops a most classically sculptured outline to the pecs .

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

The gymnast must develop strength , flexibility , coordination , timing , rhythm , courage , discipline , persistence and the desire for perfection .

They often fail , however , to develop real abdominal , back , chest , shoulder and arm strength .

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[ verb ] come into existence; take on form or shape

Examples

"A new religious movement originated in that country" "a love that sprang up from friendship," "the idea for the book grew out of a short story" "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

The Texans have two more road_games - at Buffalo and Houston - before they play for the home_folks again , and it looks as if coach Hank_Stram 's men will meet the Bills just_as they are developing into the kind of team they were expected to be in pre-season reckonings .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

Finally , we may also mention the several members of the self-consciously `` neoliberal '' movement that developed at the University_of_Chicago and is heavily indebted philosophically to the creative work of Alfred_North_Whitehead .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

Obviously , a vicious_cycle develops .

(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)

The major contributor was a shopping_center with houses being added to the system as the subdivision developed .

During this study septic conditions developed in the oxidation pond in the spring when the ice melted .

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[ verb ] change the use of and make available or usable

Synonyms

build_up

Examples

"develop land" "The country developed its natural resources" "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"

Used in print

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

The same is true of areas which at_first look good because of a_few existing recreation features but may actually be poor areas to develop for general public use .

How well can the site be developed ?

How well can the site be developed ?

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[ verb ] elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

Synonyms

formulate explicate

Examples

"Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

In_order to make the implications of our position as clear as possible , we may develop this argument at greater length .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Modern physics has developed the theory that all matter consists_of minute waves of energy .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

It develops and analyzes the national_income , balance_of_international_payments , and many other business indicators .

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

The relation between osmotic_pressure and the Gibbs function may also be developed in an analogous way .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

The crude picture of the detergency process thus_far developed can be represented as : * * f The influence of mechanical action on the particles of free soil may be compared to that of kinetic_energy on a molecular scale .

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[ verb ] (education) create by training and teaching

Synonyms

train educate prepare

Examples

"The old master is training world-class violinists "we develop the leaders for the future"

Used in print

(Rhode Island Governor's Proclamations:...)

The State_Ballet of Rhode_Island , the first incorporated group , was formed for_the_purpose_of extending knowledge of the art of ballet in the Community , to promote interest in ballet performances , to contribute to the cultural life of the State , and to provide opportunity for gifted dance students who , for one reason or another , are unable to pursue a career and to develop others for the professional state ; And now , therefore , do I , John_A._Notte , Jr. , Governor of the State of Rhode_Island and Providence Plantations , proclaim the week of Monday , November 13 , 1961 , as the State_Ballet of Rhode_Island Week , requesting all Rhode_Islanders to give special attention to this unusual event which should contribute to the cultural life of the State .

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[ verb ] grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

Examples

"A flower developed on the branch" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

Used in print

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

Thus , the larvae of the intruder can develop at the expense of the rightful inhabitants and the store of beebread .

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[ verb ] be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest

Examples

"The plot developed slowly";

Used in print

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

Thus a new pattern of days began to develop , for Granny_Albright did not die .

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[ verb ] cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

Synonyms

make_grow

Examples

"The perfect climate here develops the grain" "He developed a new kind of apple"

Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

The long settled areas of states like Virginia and South_Carolina developed the ante-bellum culture to its richest flowering , and there the memory is more precious , and the consciousness of loss the greater .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

Most attempts to develop any sympathy for Brown and his actions found an unresponsive audience in Rhode_Island .

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[ verb ] make a country technologically advanced

Examples

"Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace" "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"

Used in print

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

Throughout the Dark_ages , it is clear , the Greek world had been developing slowly but consistently .

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change change development

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[ verb ] disclose or reveal (obsolete)

Examples

"We must develop the enemy soldiers"

Used in print

(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)

While there are now allegations of the withholding of `` favorable evidence developed at the hearing '' and a denial of a `` full and fair hearing '' , no such claim was made by petitioner at any stage of the administrative process .

Moreover , his testimony at trial never developed any such facts .

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[ verb ] generate gradually

Examples

"We must develop more potential customers" "develop a market for the new mobile phone"

Used in print

(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)

Are you experimenting with different selling slants in developing new customers ?

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generate make

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[ verb ] grow emotionally or mature

Synonyms

grow

Examples

"The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten" "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"

Used in print

(Paul Ramsey, War and the Christian Conscience. Durham,...)

Hope for the future would lie_in the natural longing of the human_race for freedom and the right to develop '' .

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change outgrow make development

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[ verb ] superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry

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superimpose

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[ verb ] (photography) make visible by means of chemical solutions; of photographic film

Examples

"Please develop this roll of film for me"

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[ verb ] (music) elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme

Examples

"develop the melody and change the key"

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complicate explicate

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[ verb ] (chess,games) move one's chess pieces into strategically more advantageous positions

Examples

"Spassky developed quickly"

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play chess

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[ verb ] (chess,games) move into a strategically more advantageous position, of a chess piece

Examples

"develop the rook"

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play chess

21
[ verb ] happen, as of an event

Synonyms

recrudesce break

Examples

"Report the news as it develops" "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"

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[ verb ] (mathematics) expand in the form of a series, in mathematics

Examples

"Develop the function in the following form"

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expand mathematics

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