from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The developing nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
  • noun During the Cold War, the nations not aligned with the First World or the Second World.

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  • noun Those countries not aligned with the west or the east during the Cold War.
  • noun sometimes pejorative The developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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  • noun underdeveloped and developing countries of Asia and Africa and Latin America collectively


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