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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Develop  \De*vel"op\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Developed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Developing}.]  [F.  d['e]veloper;  d['e]-  (L.  dis-)  + 
  OF  voluper,  voleper  to  envelop,  perh.  from  L.  volup 
  agreeably,  delightfully,  and  hence  orig.,  to  make  agreeable 
  or  comfortable  by  enveloping,  to  keep  snug  (cf. 
  {Voluptuous});  or  perh.  fr  a  derivative  of  volvere 
  volutum  to  roll  (cf.  {Devolve}).  Cf  {Envelop}.]  [Written 
  also  {develope}.] 
  1.  To  free  from  that  which  infolds  or  envelops;  to  unfold;  to 
  lay  open  by  degrees  or  in  detail;  to  make  visible  or 
  known  to  disclose;  to  produce  or  give  forth;  as  to 
  develop  theories;  a  motor  that  develops  100  horse  power. 
 
  These  serve  to  develop  its  tenets.  --Milner. 
 
  The  20th  was  spent  in  strengthening  our  position  and 
  developing  the  line  of  the  enemy.  --The  Century. 
 
  2.  To  unfold  gradually,  as  a  flower  from  a  bud;  hence  to 
  bring  through  a  succession  of  states  or  stages,  each  of 
  which  is  preparatory  to  the  next  to  form  or  expand  by  a 
  process  of  growth;  to  cause  to  change  gradually  from  an 
  embryo,  or  a  lower  state,  to  a  higher  state  or  form  of 
  being  as  sunshine  and  rain  develop  the  bud  into  a 
  flower;  to  develop  the  mind. 
 
  The  sound  developed  itself  into  a  real  compound. 
  --J.  Peile. 
 
  All  insects  .  .  .  acquire  the  jointed  legs  before 
  the  wings  are  fully  developed.  --Owen. 
 
  3.  To  advance;  to  further;  to  prefect;  to  make  to  increase; 
  to  promote  the  growth  of 
 
  We  must  develop  our  own  resources  to  the  utmost. 
  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd). 
 
  4.  (Math.)  To  change  the  form  of  as  of  an  algebraic 
  expression,  by  executing  certain  indicated  operations 
  without  changing  the  value. 
 
  5.  (Photog.)  To  cause  to  become  visible,  as  an  invisible  or 
  latent  image  upon  plate,  by  submitting  it  to  chemical 
  agents;  to  bring  to  view. 
 
  {To  develop  a  curved  surface  on  a  plane}  (Geom.),  to  produce 
  on  the  plane  an  equivalent  surface,  as  if  by  rolling  the 
  curved  surface  so  that  all  parts  shall  successively  touch 
  the  plane. 
 
  Syn:  To  uncover;  unfold;  evolve;  promote;  project;  lay  open 
  disclose;  exhibit;  unravel;  disentangle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Develop  \De*vel"op\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  go  through  a  process  of  natural  evolution  or  growth,  by 
  successive  changes  from  a  less  perfect  to  a  more  perfect 
  or  more  highly  organized  state;  to  advance  from  a  simpler 
  form  of  existence  to  one  more  complex  either  in  structure 
  or  function;  as  a  blossom  develops  from  a  bud;  the  seed 
  develops  into  a  plant;  the  embryo  develops  into  a 
  well-formed  animal;  the  mind  develops  year  by  year. 
 
  Nor  poets  enough  to  understand  That  life  develops 
  from  within.  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  2.  To  become  apparent  gradually;  as  a  picture  on  sensitive 
  paper  develops  on  the  application  of  heat;  the  plans  of 
  the  conspirators  develop. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  develop 
  v  1:  make  something  new  and  usually  improved,  such  as  a 
  product;"Her  company  developed  a  new  kind  of  building 
  material  that  withstands  all  kinds  of  weather" 
  2:  work  out  as  of  a  theory  or  an  idea;  "We  have  developed  a 
  new  theory  of  evolution"  [syn:  {evolve}] 
  3:  gradually  acquire  new  traits  or  characteristics:  "Children 
  must  develop  a  sense  of  right  and  wrong"  [syn:  {evolve}] 
  4:  come  to  have  of  physical  features  and  attributes;  "He  grew 
  a  beard";  The  patient  developed  abdominal  pains";  I  got 
  funny  spots  all  over  my  body"  [syn:  {grow},  {produce},  {get}, 
  {acquire}] 
  5:  come  into  existence  or  develop:  "A  new  religious  movement 
  originated  in  that  country"  "a  love  that  sprang  up  from 
  friendship,"  "the  idea  for  the  book  grew  out  of  a  short 
  story"  [syn:  {originate},  {arise},  {rise},  {spring  up},  {grow}] 
  6:  change  the  use  of  and  make  available  or  usable;  "develop 
  land";  "The  country  developed  its  natural  resources" 
  7:  elaborate,  as  of  theories  and  hypotheses;  "Could  you  develop 
  the  ideas  in  your  thesis"  [syn:  {explicate},  {formulate}] 
  8:  prepare  for  a  future  task  or  career;  "I  am  training  young 
  minds";  "develop  leaders"  [syn:  {train},  {prepare},  {educate}] 
  9:  be  gradually  disclosed  or  unfolded;  become  manifest;  "The 
  plot  developed  slowly";  "It  develops  thay  neither  one 
  knows  the  answer" 
  10:  grow,  progress,  unfold,  or  evolve  gradually  through  a 
  process  of  evolution,  natural  growth,  or  differentiation; 
  "A  flower  developed  on  the  branch";  "The  country 
  developed  into  a  mighty  superpower" 
  11:  disclose  or  reveal  (obsolete);  "We  must  develop  the  enemy 
  soldiers" 
  12:  make  a  country  technologically  advanced;  "Many  countries  in 
  Asia  are  now  highly  developed";  "Viet  Nam  is  modernizing 
  rapidly"  [syn:  {civilize},  {modernize}] 
  13:  cause  to  grow  and  differentiate  in  ways  conforming  to  its 
  natural  development;  "The  perfect  climate  here  develops 
  the  grain";  "He  developed  a  new  kind  of  apple"  [syn:  {make 
  grow}] 
  14:  generate  gradually;  "We  must  develop  more  potential 
  customers" 
  15:  grow  emotionally  or  mature;  "The  child  developed  beautifully 
  in  her  new  kindergarten"  [syn:  {grow}] 
  16:  make  visible  by  means  of  chemical  solutions;  of  photographic 
  film;  "Please  develop  this  roll  of  film  for  me" 
  17:  superimpose  a  three-dimensional  surface  on  a  plane  without 
  stretching,  in  geometry 
  18:  move  one's  chess  pieces  into  strategically  more  advantageous 
  positions;  "Spassky  developed  quickly" 
  19:  move  into  a  strategically  more  advantageous  position,  of  a 
  chess  piece;  "develop  the  rook" 
  20:  elaborate  by  the  unfolding  of  a  musical  idea  and  by  the 
  working  out  of  the  rhythmic  and  harmonic  changes  in  the 
  theme 
  21:  happen,  as  of  an  event;  "Report  the  news  as  it  develops" 
  [syn:  {break}] 
  22:  expand  a  function  or  expression  in  the  form  of  a  series,  in 
  mathematics 




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