development area

noun

(in Britain) an area suffering from high unemployment and economic depression, because of the decline of its main industries, that is given government help to establish new industries

Nearby words

  1. developing country,
  2. developing nation,
  3. developing world,
  4. developing-out paper,
  5. development,
  6. development education,
  7. development rights,
  8. development system,
  9. development well,
  10. developmental

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