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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  developing 
  adj  1:  relating  to  societies  in  which  capital  needed  to 
  industrialize  is  in  short  supply  [syn:  {underdeveloped}] 
  2:  gradually  unfolding  or  growing  (especially  as  of  something 
  latent);  "his  developing  social  conscience";  "after  the 
  long  winter  they  took  joy  in  the  developing  warmth  of 
  spring" 
  3:  making  or  becoming  visible  through  or  as  if  through  the 
  action  of  a  chemical  agent:  "he  watched  as  the  developing 
  photograph  became  clearer  and  sharper" 
  n  :  processing  a  photosensitive  material  in  order  to  make  an 
  image  visible;  "the  development  and  printing  of  his 
  pictures  took  only  two  hours"  [syn:  {development}] 




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