Definition of developmentally in US English:

developmentally

adverb

  • In a way that relates to the development of someone or something.

    ‘hunger is leaving millions of children developmentally delayed’
    sentence adverb ‘culturally, developmentally, and economically, the places we come from are very different’
    • ‘The group works with emotionally and developmentally impaired students.’
    • ‘They couldn't figure out why he was going backwards developmentally.’
    • ‘Even in the waking state, the unconscious mind assumes an almost telepathic connection to other people, which developmentally dates back to early childhood.’
    • ‘This included comprehensive health and social services and the provision of developmentally oriented schooling experiences.’
    • ‘She is very cuddly and clingy and is doing well developmentally.’
    • ‘Japan has done well economically and developmentally, with the Japanese people enjoying relatively affluent and full lifestyles.’
    • ‘A grown man who discusses marital intimacies with his mother is judgment-free and developmentally damaged.’
    • ‘To teach developmentally means that we give the children the alphabetic principle and use their innate desire to learn as that which is exciting.’
    • ‘In some cultures, developmentally challenged people are thought of as special messengers of God.’
    • ‘Information must be provided at a level that is developmentally and cognitively appropriate.’

Pronunciation

developmentally

/dəˌveləpˈmen(t)əlē/