sub·​de·​vel·​op·​ment | \ ˌsəb-di-ˈve-ləp-mənt How to pronounce subdevelopment (audio) , -dē- \
variants: or sub-development
plural subdevelopments or sub-developments

Definition of subdevelopment

: a development that is part of a larger development The land, in the northern portion of the Rice Hope development in Port Wentworth, is zoned for 1,500 single-family homes and townhomes. It will be the largest acreage subdevelopment in the community.— Wayne Hodgin Dalton said the look of the development would be very modern, with lots of metal and glass. He plans to break the project up into five to seven sub-developments, as the buildout is expected to take three to five years.— Anna Skinner

First Known Use of subdevelopment

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Subdevelopment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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