subdevelopment

noun
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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About subdevelopment

Time Traveler for subdevelopment

Time Traveler

The first known use of subdevelopment was in 1867

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near subdevelopment

subdesert

subdevelopment

subdiaconal

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for subdevelopment

Cite this Entry

“Subdevelopment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subdevelopment. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!