under development

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of under development

:in the process of being created :being developed
  • The new system is still under development.

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

development play
  1. : the act, process, or result of developing

  2. : the state of being developed

  3. : a tract of land that has been made available or usable : a developed tract of land


Medical Dictionary

underdevelopment

noun un·der·de·vel·op·ment \ -əp-mənt \

medical Definition of underdevelopment

:lack of adequate development
  • underdevelopment of the jaw

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