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Etymology

From French développer < Middle French desveloper (English disvelop) < Old French desveloper.

From Fr developper<oFr desveloper<des-(L.dis-), apart + voloper [1], to wrap, prob. oIT viluppo, a bundle <?Faluppa, bundle of straw, infl. By [volvere, to roll]

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to develop

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to develop (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To progress.
    Let's see how things develop and then make our decision.
  2. (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.
  3. (transitive) To create.
    I need to develop a plan for the next three weeks.
  4. (transitive) To bring out images latent in photographic film.
    Please develop this roll of film.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To place ones pieces actively.
    I need to develop my white-square bishop.
  6. (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.

Usage notes

  • Objects: plan, software, program, product, story, idea.

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