Word of the Day: Development

/diveləpmənt/, noun: 1. a stage of advancement, becoming more elaborate or systematic, “Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.” Ban Ki-moon, 21st century A.D. “Inventions reached their limit long ago, and I see no hope for further development.” Julius Frontinus, 1st century A.D. 2. the process of becoming bigger or reaching maturity; growth, “A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body – the wishbone.” Robert Frost 3. a settled or urbanized area of land. “There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value. Conservation means development as much as it does protection.” Theodore Roosevelt