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development areanoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈvel.əp.mənt ˌeə.ri.ə/  us   /dɪˈvel.əp.mənt ˌer.i.ə/ UK
an ​area with many ​unemployedpeople where the ​governmentencourages new ​industries to ​start so that more ​jobs will be ​created
(Definition of development area from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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development areanoun [C]

uk   us   ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT, PROPERTY
an ​area of a country, especially a ​poorarea with a lot of ​unemployedpeople, where the ​governmenttries to encourage ​economicdevelopment by ​offeringfinancialadvantages to ​people who ​startcompanies, ​factories, etc. there: It is a ​governmentdevelopmentarea with ​taxadvantages.
an ​area that a ​localgovernment decides will be used for new ​businesses, ​industry, ​housing, etc.: Within the ​developmentarea itself, ​smaller '​artisan' ​units will ​cater for more ​specialistprofessionalcompanies, such as ​lawyers and ​architects.
(Definition of development area from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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