Implementation vs Development - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between development and implementation

is that development is the process of developing; growth, directed change while implementation is 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.

implementation

Noun

(en 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 .
  • (electronics) A result of implementing something; a finished product, system or device.
  • His implementation works, but it needs some fine-tuning.

    Derived terms

    * reference implementation

    development

    Noun

  • (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.