predevelopment

adjective pre·de·vel·op·ment \ ˌprē-di-ˈve-ləp-mənt , -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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