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

Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subdevelopment was in 1867

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“Subdevelopment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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