Definition of developmental in English:

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developmental

Pronunciation: /dəˌveləpˈmen(t)l/

adjective

1Concerned with the development of someone or something: developmental problems developmental psychology
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  • His research interests include early school leaving and developmental psychology.
  • For 10 years he even worked on Sesame Street, advising on developmental psychology.
  • In developmental psychology it's considered impolite even to mention it, let alone test it.
1.1Concerned with the evolution of animals and plants: developmental biology
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  • Plant ontogenetic developmental processes and environmental conditions affect the size of this fraction.
  • The eyeless gene is an example of the remarkable conservation of developmental genes throughout the animal kingdom.
  • It is designed to convey to the public the importance and relevance of recent research findings in developmental biology.

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Syllabification: de·vel·op·men·tal

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