(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. outgrowth, consequence; growth, expansion; change, evolution; [building] project, housing development. See increase, effect, improvement, abode.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Improvement]
Syn. gain, rise, advancement; see improvement 1 , progress 1 .
2. [The process of growth]
Syn. growth, unfolding, elaboration, maturing, progress (toward a more perfect state), ripening, maturation, progress to maturity, enlargement, expansion, augmentation, addition, spread, evolution, gradual evolution, evolving, advancement, improvement, reinforcement, growing, increasing, elaborating, spreading, developing, adding to, reinforcing, progressing, perfecting, making progress, advancing; see also increase 1 .
Ant. reduction*, decrease, lessening.
3. [A real estate development]
Syn. subdivision, housing development, community, tract, addition, annex, shopping center, enlargement, extension, expansion, branch, construction.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. growth expansion, enlargement, elaboration, evolution, advancement, maturation, progress, filling out, flowering, blossoming, enrichment, broadening, fleshing out, amplification.
2. happening event, occurrence, circumstance, change, issue, result, advance.
ANT.: 1. decline, regression, shriveling, withering, death
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A progression from a simple form to a more complex one: evolution, evolvement, growth, progress, unfolding. See CHANGE. 2. The result or product of building up: accretion, buildup, enlargement, multiplication, proliferation. See INCREASE. 3. Steady improvement, as of an individual or a society: amelioration, betterment, improvement, melioration, progress. See BETTER. 4. Something significant that happens: circumstance, episode, event, happening, incident, news, occasion, occurrence, thing. See HAPPEN.

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