predevelopment

adjective
pre·​de·​vel·​op·​ment | \ ˌprē-di-ˈve-ləp-mənt How to pronounce predevelopment (audio) , -dē-\
variants: or pre-development

Definition of predevelopment

: relating to, existing, or occurring before the start of development especially of a real estate project predevelopment costs/loans predevelopment meetings during the predevelopment stage/phase signed a predevelopment agreement comparing current levels of pollution against predevelopment levels

First Known Use of predevelopment

1911, in the meaning defined above

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