nondevelopment

noun
non·​de·​vel·​op·​ment | \ ˌnän-di-ˈve-ləp-mənt How to pronounce nondevelopment (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of nondevelopment

1a : a lack or absence of development nondevelopment of symptoms
b : a failure to grow or develop normally
2 : activities or purposes other than development land designated for nondevelopment

Examples of nondevelopment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Wizards somehow still haven't hired a replacement for former president Ernie Grunfeld, a nondevelopment that hangs over this pick. Ben Golliver, courant.com, "2019 NBA mock draft: How will Pelicans build around Zion Williamson?," 18 June 2019 The Wizards somehow still haven’t hired a replacement for former president Ernie Grunfeld, a nondevelopment that hangs over this pick. Ben Golliver, The Denver Post, "2019 NBA mock draft: How will Pelicans build around Zion Williamson?," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of nondevelopment

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Nondevelopment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondevelopment. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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