[ waw-ter-fawl di-vel-uhp-muhnt, wot-ter‐ ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌfɔl dɪˌvɛl əp mənt, ˈwɒt tər‐ /
noun Digital Technology.
a philosophy of linear software development that includes sequential stages, from conception and design through testing and implementation, resulting in one finalized version of the product.
Also called waterfall model.
Compare Agile development.
Origin of waterfall development
First recorded in 1975–80