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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“Predevelopment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/predevelopment. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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