American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a relatively low level of industrial capability, technological sophistication, and economic productivity: studied the economies of developing nations.
- adj. Of a country: becoming economically more mature or advanced; becoming industrialized.
- v. present participle of develop.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. not industrialized but undergoing industrialization; -- sometimes used as a euphemism for "undeveloped"; -- of nations.
- adj. becoming or arising.
- n. the process of treating a photosensitive material with chemicals in order to make a latent image visible.
- n. processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
- adj. relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply
“ Some of the analyses or the evaluations have focused, for example, on the effects on the developing reproductive system or the developing nervous system.”
“Notice the definition of fetus uses the term developing human not potential and that both the definitions refer to them as states or stages of the adult.”
“This is also why the term developing countries is used.”
“It is so impossible that I laugh when I hear the term developing countries.”
“But the picture looks very different for people who live in what we call developing countries.”
“At the end of 2005 the Dutch government program Open Standards and Open Source Software OSOSS initiated the OpenTaal project to coordinate the various Dutch open source projects that had an interest in the new spelling, with the aim of developing a Dutch word list conforming to the new spelling.”
“CNN has what they call a developing story on the Hayden hearings.”
“The United States is a much more religious country than other similar countries, looks a lot like what you call developing countries, like Mexico, Iran and Indonesia," said John Green, an expert on religion and politics at the University of Akron.”
“Gwent Police confirmed they had arrested a 19-year-old man, from the Newport area, on suspicion of murder in what they described as a developing and ongoing investigation.”
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