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Third person singular
- (intransitive) To progress.
- Let's see how things develop and then make our decision.
- (intransitive) To progress through a sequence of stages.
- Isabel developed from a tropical depression to a tropical storm to a hurricane.
- An embryo develops into a fetus and then into an infant.
- (transitive) To create.
- I need to develop a plan for the next three weeks.
- (transitive) To bring out images latent in photographic film.
- Please develop this roll of film.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To place ones pieces actively.
- I need to develop my white-square bishop.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To cause a ball to become more open and available to be played on later. Usually by moving it away from the cushion, or by opening a pack.
- Objects: plan, software, program, product, story, idea.
to progress through stages
to bring out photographic images
(chess) to place one's pieces actively
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