Development vs. Implementation - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Implementation

    Implementation is the realization of an application, or execution of a plan, idea, model, design, specification, standard, algorithm, or policy.

Wiktionary

  • Development (noun)

    The process of developing; growth, directed change.

    "The development of this story has been slow."

  • Development (noun)

    The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.

    "The organism has reached a crucial stage in its development."

  • Development (noun)

    Something which has developed.

    "Our news team brings you the latest developments."

  • Development (noun)

    A project consisting of one or more commercial or residential buildings.

  • Development (noun)

    The building of such a project.

  • Development (noun)

    The application of new ideas to practical problems (''cf. research).

    "Our development department has produced three new adhesives this year."

  • Development (noun)

    The active placement of the pieces, or the process of achieving it.

    "White's development is good, but black's has been hampered by the pawn on e5."

  • Development (noun)

    The process by in which previous material is transformed and restated.

  • Development (noun)

    The second section of a piece of music in sonata form, in which the original theme is revisited in altered and varying form.

  • Development (noun)

    The expression of a function in the form of a series.

  • Implementation (noun)

    The process of moving an idea from concept to reality. In business, engineering and other fields, implementation refers to the building process rather than the design process.

    "Now that the requirements are complete we can move on to implementation."

  • Implementation (noun)

    A result of implementing something; a finished product, system or device.

    "His implementation works, but it needs some fine-tuning."

Oxford Dictionary

  • Development (noun)

    the process of developing or being developed

    "the paintings provide evidence of his artistic development"

    "she traces the development of the novel"

  • Development (noun)

    a specified state of growth or advancement

    "the wings attain their full development several hours after birth"

  • Development (noun)

    a new and advanced product or idea

    "the latest developments in information technology"

  • Development (noun)

    an event constituting a new stage in a changing situation

    "I don't think there have been any new developments since yesterday"

  • Development (noun)

    the process of converting land to a new purpose by constructing buildings or making use of its resources

    "land suitable for development"

  • Development (noun)

    an area of land with new buildings on it

    "a major housing development in Essex"

  • Development (noun)

    the process of starting to be affected by an ailment or feeling

    "the development of brittle bones"

  • Development (noun)

    the process of treating photographic film with chemicals to make a visible image

    "agitation is carried out while a film is processed to ensure even development"

  • Development (noun)

    the process of bringing one's pieces into play in the opening phase of a game

    "I sought to take advantage of Black's defective development"

  • Implementation (noun)

    the process of putting a decision or plan into effect; execution

    "she was responsible for the implementation of the plan"

Webster Dictionary

  • Development (noun)

    The act of developing or disclosing that which is unknown; a gradual unfolding process by which anything is developed, as a plan or method, or an image upon a photographic plate; gradual advancement or growth through a series of progressive changes; also, the result of developing, or a developed state.

  • Development (noun)

    The series of changes which animal and vegetable organisms undergo in their passage from the embryonic state to maturity, from a lower to a higher state of organization.

  • Development (noun)

    The act or process of changing or expanding an expression into another of equivalent value or meaning.

  • Development (noun)

    The elaboration of a theme or subject; the unfolding of a musical idea; the evolution of a whole piece or movement from a leading theme or motive.

  • Development (noun)

    A tract of land on which a number of buildings have been constructed; - especially used for tract on which from two to hundreds of houses have been constructed by a commercial developer{4} for sale to individuals.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Development (noun)

    act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining;

    "he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency"

    "they funded research and development"

  • Development (noun)

    a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage);

    "the development of his ideas took many years"

    "the evolution of Greek civilization"

    "the slow development of her skill as a writer"

  • Development (noun)

    a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation;

    "recent developments in Iraq"

    "what a revolting development!"

  • Development (noun)

    the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful;

    "the development of Alaskan resources"

    "the exploitation of copper deposits"

  • Development (noun)

    a district that has been developed to serve some purpose;

    "such land is practical for small park developments"

  • Development (noun)

    a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess);

    "after he saw the latest development he changed his mind and became a supporter"

    "in chess your should take care of your development before moving your queen"

  • Development (noun)

    (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level;

    "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

  • Development (noun)

    processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible;

    "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"

  • Implementation (noun)

    the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order;

    "the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"

  • Implementation (noun)

    the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect

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