AskDefine | Define anlage

Dictionary Definition

anlage n : an organ in its earliest stage of development; the foundation for subsequent development [syn: primordium] [also: anlagen (pl)]

Extensive Definition

Anlage is a fundamental principle, or a foundation for future development. The word is of German origin and relates to the verb anlegen which means establishing something or preparing something for development (e.g. Geldanlage, a monetary investment; Gartenanlage, a park or nature reservoir; Veranlagung, any kind of predisposition). Anlage can refer to:
anlage in German: Anlage
anlage in Russian: Сооружение
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