development
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (creation)
a. el desarrollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is working on the development of a superconductor.Está trabajando en el desarrollo de un superconductor.
2. (progress)
a. el desarrollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The development of the sales department is the company's top priority.El desarrollo del departamento de ventas es la mayor prioridad de la compañía.
b. la evolución
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The rapid development of the disease has the population in panic.La rápida evolución de la enfermedad ha hecho cundir el pánico entre la población.
3. (turn of events)
a. la novedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Have there been any developments on the weather forecast?¿Ha habido alguna novedad en el pronóstico meteorológico?
b. el acontecimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The most important development in this area happened 40 years ago.El acontecimiento más importante en esta área sucedió hace 40 años.
c. el cambio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There have been some surprising new developments in the field.Ha habido cambios sorprendentes en este campo.
4. (housing)
a. la urbanización
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My mother lives in a new development on the south side of town.Mi madre vive en una nueva urbanización del sur de la ciudad.
b. el fraccionamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
The property is located inside a private development.La propiedad está ubicada en un fraccionamiento privado.
5. (transformation)
a. la urbanización
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of land)
The company just got approval for the development of 40 acres of forest.La empresa acaba de recibir el visto bueno para la urbanización de 40 acres de bosque.
b. la explotación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of resources)
The reform of the law permits foreign development of mines.La reforma de la ley permite la explotación de las minas por parte de empresas extranjeras.
6. (economy)
a. el desarrollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Andy is working on a development project in Haiti.Andy está trabajando en un proyecto de desarrollo en Haití.
7. (music)
a. el desarrollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Musical development communicates an idea in the course of a classical composition.El desarrollo musical comunica una idea en el transcurso de una composición clásica.
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development
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (growth, expansion)
a. el desarrollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
development aidayuda al desarrollo
development areaárea deprimida en la que el gobierno fomenta la creación de nuevas industrias
2. (economics)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
development potentialpotencial de explotación
3. (progress, change)
a. la cambio m, variación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
recent developments in the industryla evolución reciente de la industria
there have been some interesting developmentsse han dado novedades interesantes
to await further developmentsesperar a ver cómo se desarrolla la situación
the latest developments in medical researchlos últimos avances de la investigación médica
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development [dɪˈveləpmənt]
noun
1 (gen) desarrollo (m); (unfolding) evolución (f)
2 (change in situation) novedad (f); cambio (m); (event) acontecimiento (m)
there are no new developments to report no se registra ninguna novedad or ningún cambio; what is the latest development? ¿hay alguna novedad?; awaiting developments en espera de novedades
3 [of resources] explotación (f); [of land] urbanización (f)
4 (area of new housing) urbanización (f)
modifier
development agency (n) agencia (f) de desarrollo
A current affairs programme claimed that the Tories used the Welsh Development Agency to pump taxpayers' money into mid-Wales, where there are several marginal constituencies
development area (n) zona (f) de urgente reindustrialización; polo (m) de desarrollo
development bank (n) banco (m) de desarrollo
development company (n) [of property] promotora (f) inmobiliaria; [of resources] compañía (f) de explotación
development corporation (n) [of new town] corporación (f) de desarrollo; corporación (f) de promoción
development officer (n) directoradirectora (m) (f) de promoción;a directora
development plan (n) plan (m) de desarrollo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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