Developmental
Developmental De*vel`op*men"tal, a. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the process of development; as, the developmental power of a germ. --Carpenter. [1913 Webster]

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  • developmental — adjective Date: 1849 1. a. of, relating to, or being development < developmental processes > < developmental biology >; broadly experimental 2 < developmental aircraft > b. serving ec …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • developmental — de|vel|op|men|tal [ dı,veləp mentl ] adjective 1. ) relating to a child s growth and ability to learn things: developmental abnormalities 2. ) relating to the development of a country or economy: a conference on developmental strategies in Africa …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • developmental — UK [dɪˌveləpˈment(ə)l] / US adjective 1) relating to a child s growth and ability to learn things developmental abnormalities 2) relating to the development of a country or economy a conference on developmental strategies in Africa 3) relating to …   English dictionary

  • developmental — de|vel|op|men|tal [dıˌveləpˈmentl] adj relating to the development of someone or something ▪ the developmental stages of childhood ▪ Higher education is a continuing developmental process . >developmentally adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • developmental — [[t]dɪve̱ləpme̱nt(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Developmental means relating to the development of someone or something. ...the emotional, educational, and developmental needs of the child …   English dictionary

  • developmental —    associated with ignorance, idleness, or the lack of ability    Educational jargon, as in the developmental class for the unruly or stupid, and the developmental course, which used to be called cramming …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • developmental — 1. adjective Related to how development occurs. Developmental psychology studies how the mind forms as children and adolescents grow. 2. noun A trainee flight controller …   Wiktionary

  • developmental — adj. Developmental is used with these nouns: ↑biologist, ↑biology, ↑defect, ↑disability, ↑problem, ↑process, ↑psychologist, ↑psychology, ↑stage, ↑writing …   Collocations dictionary

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