Cultivation vs Development - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between cultivation and development

is that cultivation is the art or act of cultivating; improvement of land for or by agriculture while development is (uncountable) the process of developing; growth, directed change.




  • The art or act of cultivating; improvement of land for or by agriculture
  • The heavy cultivation of the hillside led to soil erosion.
  • The state of being cultivated or used for agriculture
  • ''These fields are in cultivation .
  • Devotion of time or attention to the improvement of (something)
  • His steadfast cultivation of their relationship finally bore fruit.
  • Advancement or refinement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition
  • She is a woman of great cultivation .


    * (art or act of cultivating) tillage * (advancement or refinement in condition) refinement, culture; education



  • (uncountable) The process of developing; growth, directed change.
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  • (uncountable, biology) The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.
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  • Of more significance in the nature of branch development ; in the Jubulaceae, as in the Porellaceae, branches are acroscopic and normally replace a ventral leaf lobe.
  • (countable) Something which has developed.
  • (real estate, countable) A project consisting of one or more commercial or residential buildings, real estate development.
  • (real estate, uncountable) The building of a real estate development.
  • (uncountable) The application of new ideas to practical problems (''cf. research).
  • (chess, uncountable) The active placement of the pieces, or the process of achieving it.
  • (music) The second section of a piece of music in sonata form.