subdevelopment

noun sub·de·vel·op·ment \ ˌsəb-di-ˈve-ləp-mənt , -dē- \
variants: or sub-development

Definition of subdevelopment

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

First Known Use of subdevelopment

1867

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