Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to development; formed or characterized by development: as, the developmental power of a germ.
  • In biology, the same as evolutionary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the process of development.

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  • adjective Related to how development occurs.
  • noun A trainee flight controller.

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  • adjective of or relating to or constituting development

Etymologies

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From development +‎ -al

Examples

  • The baby is just not succeeding at growing and meeting what we call developmental milestones.

    CNN Transcript Mar 6, 2007

  • The 23rd national congress economic transformation resolutions place more emphasis on job creation, equitable spatial development, development of the productive forces and communities and what we called developmental economic growth.

    Mail & Guardian Online

  • For this later study, they looked at those results through what they call a developmental lens.

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • (www. preda.net) we implement what we call developmental Fair-trade.

    PinoyPress

  • The film lingered in developmental hell for a while until being greenlit for pre-production.

    PREACHER: From Page to Screen « Giant Killer Squid - Film, Comics, News, Reviews and more

  • Howard A. Moss, 81, a National Institutes of Health senior scientist who did extensive work in developmental psychology, died Oct. 16 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

    Howard A. Moss, NIH Senior Scientist

  • Developing a core knowledge of the broad array of clinical diagnoses seen in developmental behavioral pediatrics, as well as the principles and scientific bases of etiology, intervention and research

    Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship

  • Despite the fact that the baby/infant/young child has little to no concept of gender, be it personal gender or even the concept of gender at large, he/she is already being bombarded with gender-specific stereotypes and imagery, so that by the point in developmental psychological that gender DOES start emerging, these pre-defined images are already solidly ingrained.

    Women Audiences, Women Characters

  • Provide supervised clinical experiences in developmental-behavioral pediatrics in a broad range of ages and diagnostic categories in order to gain competence in assessing normal developmental and behavioral variations and in diagnosing and treating patients with developmental and behavioral disorders.

    Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship

  • And even though the movie has been in developmental limbo for decades, without a series of successful super hero movies, could there even be reason to release a post-modern film like Watchmen?

    Superhero Movie Cage Match: Watchmen, The Dark Knight, The Incredibles

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