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- 1. development, evolution, process, physical process
- usage: a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage); "the development of his ideas took many years"; "the evolution of Greek civilization"; "the slow development of her skill as a writer"
- 2. evolution, organic evolution, phylogeny, phylogenesis, organic process, biological process
- usage: (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
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See also: evolution (Dictionary)