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

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of predevelopment was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Predevelopment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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