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developed    : [dɪv'ɛləpt]
improved \improved\ adj.
1. advanced to a more desirable or valuable or excellent
state. Opposite of {unimproved}. [Narrower terms: {built,
reinforced}; {cleared, tilled ; {developed}; {grade ;
{graded, graveled ] Also See: {restored}.
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2. changed for the better; as, her improved behavior.

Syn: amended.
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Develop \De*vel"op\ (d[-e]*v[e^]l"[o^]p), 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.
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These serve to develop its tenets. --Milner.
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The 20th was spent in strengthening our position and
developing the line of the enemy. --The Century.
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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.
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The sound developed itself into a real compound.
--J. Peile.
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All insects . . . acquire the jointed legs before
the wings are fully developed. --Owen.
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3. To advance; to further; to prefect; to make to increase;
to promote the growth of.
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We must develop our own resources to the utmost.
--Jowett
(Thucyd).
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4. (Math.) To change the form of, as of an algebraic
expression, by executing certain indicated operations
without changing the value.
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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.
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{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.
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developed \developed\ adj.
1. being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more
complete or more useful; as, the developed qualities of
the Hellenic outlook; the state's well-developed
industries. Oppositre of {undeveloped}. [Narrower terms:
{formulated}; {mature}]
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2. made more useful and profitable as by building or laying
out roads; -- of real estate. new houses are springing up
on the developed tract of land near the river

Syn: improved.
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developed
adj 1: being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more
complete or more useful; "the developed qualities of the
Hellenic outlook"; "they have very small limbs with only
two fully developed toes on each" [ant: {undeveloped}]
2: (used of societies) having high industrial development;
"developed countries" [synonym: {developed}, {highly-developed}]
3: (of real estate) made more useful and profitable as by
building or laying out roads; "condominiums were built on the
developed site"

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "developed":
advanced, aged, ameliorated, archetypical, beautified, bettered,
blooming, blossoming, budding, burgeoning, civilized, classic,
complete, consummate, converted, crescent, cultivated, cultured,
educated, embellished, enhanced, enriched, entire, exemplary,
expert, finished, florescent, flourishing, flowering, full,
full-blown, full-fledged, full-grown, full-scale, fully developed,
global, growing, grown, grown-up, hypertrophied, improved,
in full bloom, intact, masterful, masterly, mature, matured,
mellow, mellowed, model, overdeveloped, overgrown, perfected,
polished, proficient, quintessential, refined, reformed, ripe,
ripened, seasoned, solid, sprouting, tempered, thriving, total,
transfigured, transformed, unabbreviated, uncut, undiminished,
unexpurgated, whole




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