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 for Developing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  developing \developing\ adj.
     1. not industrialized but undergoing industrialization; --
        sometimes used as a euphemism for "undeveloped"; -- of
        nations.
  
     Syn: underdeveloped.
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     2. [pr. p. of develop (WN definition 5)] becoming or
        arising; as, the rushing yellow of the developing day.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  developing \developing\ n.
     the process of treating a photosensitive material with
     chemicals in order to make a latent image visible.
  
     Syn: development.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  developing
      adj 1: relating to societies in which capital needed to
             industrialize is in short supply [syn: developing,
             underdeveloped]
      n 1: processing a photosensitive material in order to make an
           image visible; "the development and printing of his
           pictures took only two hours" [syn: development,
           developing]

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