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To process an exposed photographic or radiographic film in order to turn the latent image into a permanent one.
[O.Fr. desveloper, to unwrap, fr. voloper, to wrap]


1. To progress from earlier to later stages of a life cycle.
2. To aid in the growth of; strengthen.
3. To grow by degrees into a more advanced or mature state.
4. To become affected with a disease; contract.


(dē-vel'ŏp, dĕ-velŏp)
To process an exposed photographic or radiographic film to render a latent image permanent.
[O.Fr. desveloper, to unwrap, fr. voloper, to wrap]

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Q. What week does the baby's brain develop? In which week of the pregnancy does the baby develop his brain?

A. I found a website that shows how your baby develops in the womb and also has pictures:

Q. What is the most common preventable cause of childhood development delay?

A. The most common cause of severe developmental delay (essentially mental retardation) is genetic abnormalities (or more accurately, cytogenetic abnormalities due to abnormal chromosomes). Other cause include damage during the pregnancy such as infections or serious diseases in the mother, damage (such as choking or insufficient blood supply to the fetus) during labor and metabolic diseases such as PKU or hypothyroididsm that affect young babies.

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Q. How worse the symptoms of Bipolar can develop?

A. Undiagnosed or unmedicated bipolar disorder can be fatal. A bipolar patient in a state of depression is at a higher risk of suicide where in a manic state a bipolar patient can take life threatening risks. Ie jumping off of a bridge because they think it will be fun or that they are invincable. It is extreamly important that a person suffering from bipolar disorder recieve proper treatment in order to control the symptoms of the illness.

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In the 1960s the ALQ-100 defensive electronic countermeasures set was developed for the F-4 to deceive and jam Vietnamese radars.
For this reason the Montreal Protocol obliged developed nations to cease halon production in 1994, and set a 2010 target date for the developing world.
The sale between the related entities kept the land that was not part of the sale excluded from any potential liabilities that arose from the portion of the sold land that was being developed.
I point out that those who created the standards and tests had to create at least some rudimentary aspects of curriculum, and question aloud how the creators of such standards developed these aspects.
The two common muscles that are used and developed in the swing are the slow-twitch muscle fibers (the strong muscles) and the fast-twitch muscle fibers (the quick muscles).
In response to Army decisions during the 1980s to develop increasingly lethal platforms aided by automation, several automated command and control (C2) systems were developed to support various battlefield functional areas.
When new professionals, however, possess advocacy dispositions, self-confidence and autonomy can be developed.
The IMF estimated that if 50 per cent of the agricultural tariffs and subsidies in the developed world were dropped, developing countries would gain $8 billion a year.
Among the oldest women in the study, more than 80 percent of blacks and nearly 70 percent of whites had developed at least one fibroid during their lives.
With each group, a team is developed with expertise in scientific and management skills to develop a winning course of action for selected Russian camps.
The most direct impact of new trade opportunities on world poverty could come through imports from "at risk" low-income countries, including the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs), Least Developed Countries (LDCs), and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
Comments John Givens, director of engineering math process for General Motors Pwertrain (Pontiac, MI), "Because of the expense to develop aircraft, [the aircraft manufacturers] have developed computer-aided tools for a lot longer time than we have in automotive.