society’s understanding. How is the development applicable outside
Incomplete and unclear question. However, i inferred from a general perspective.
Development is usually termed as long-term growth; or sustained growth. For example, a community suffering from chronic corruption would feel happy if drastic measures were now taken by the the government, thus such development would change the society's positively.
Such development is applicable in fields such as law in making necessary reforms to policies in order to deter such actions.