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development

see NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT.
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development

The process of improving raw land.

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In every army, the five developments connected with fire must be known, the movements of the stars calculated, and a watch kept for the proper days.
I have shown that no society of slaves can endure, because, in its very nature, such society must annul the law of development. No sooner can a slave society be organized than deterioration sets in.
This market has given an immense development to commerce, to navigation, to communication by land.
We see, therefore, how the modern bourgeoisie is itself the product of a long course of development, of a series of revolutions in the modes of production and of exchange.
So reconstructed, the earliest period appears to us as a time of slow development in which the characteristic epic metre, diction, and structure grew up slowly from crude elements and were improved until the verge of maturity was reached.
Hated by his kind and by mankind, indomitable, perpetually warred upon and himself waging perpetual war, his development was rapid and one-sided.
All about me was the indisputable evidence that he had found the natural line of development. He had shown the way.
The great and inherited development of the udders in cows and goats in countries where they are habitually milked, in comparison with the state of these organs in other countries, is another instance of the effect of use.
And the point is that this development of desire was entirely in my brain.
It was a remarkable thing--all that physical strength which had reached in Quasimodo such an extraordinary development, and which was placed by him blindly at the disposition of another.
Browning himself told us that to him little else seems worth study except the development of a soul, the incidents, the story, of that.
But specialized trials of skill are a sign of development."

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