[self-di-tur-muh-niz-uh m, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈtɜr məˌnɪz əm, ˌsɛlf-/
a theory that every present state or condition of the self is a result of previous states or conditions of the self.
noun 1. the act or process of developing; growth; progress: child development; economic development. 2. a significant consequence or event: recent developments in the field of science. 3. a developed or advanced state or form: Drama reached its highest development in the plays of Shakespeare. 4. Music. the part of a movement or composition in […]
verb (used with object), devised, devising. 1. to contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas: to devise a method. 2. Law. to assign or transmit (property) by will. 3. Archaic. to imagine; suppose. verb (used without object), devised, devising. 4. to form a plan; contrive. noun 5. Law. the act of disposing […]
[self-di-voh-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈvoʊ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. intense devotion of oneself to an activity or to a field or profession, as art or science. 2. devotion of oneself to the care or service of another or others; self-sacrifice: Her self-devotion to her sick mother prevented her from finishing college.
noun 1. the act of clearing. 2. the distance between two objects; an amount of clear space: The bridge allowed a clearance of 37 feet at mean high water. 3. a formal authorization permitting access to classified information, documents, etc. 4. Also called clearance sale. the disposal of merchandise at reduced prices to make room […]