predevelopment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ development

Noun[edit]

predevelopment (uncountable)

  1. A phase of preparation prior to development.
    • 2009 July 7, Charles V. Bagli, “Port Authority Is Blamed for Trade Center Delays”, New York Times:
      The authority is already paying Mr. Silverstein $300,000 a day in penalties — more than $100 million since July 2008 — for failing to complete the predevelopment work on two of Mr. Silverstein’s three sites.