Definitions

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

  • adjective Having a relatively low level of industrial capability, technological sophistication, and economic productivity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective not industrialized but undergoing industrialization; -- sometimes used as a euphemism for "undeveloped"; -- of nations.
  • adjective becoming or arising.
  • noun the process of treating a photosensitive material with chemicals in order to make a latent image visible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of a country: becoming economically more mature or advanced; becoming industrialized.
  • verb Present participle of develop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
  • adjective relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply

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Examples

  •   Some of the analyses or the evaluations have focused, for example, on the effects on the developing reproductive system or the developing  nervous system.

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  • 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.

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  • This is also why the term developing countries is used.

    Fidel Castro's Solidarity Conference Address

  • It is so impossible that I laugh when I hear the term developing countries.

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  • It is so impossible that I laugh when I hear the term developing countries.

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  • But the picture looks very different for people who live in what we call developing countries.

    Dennis Whittle: Coral Reefs and Innovation

  • 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.

    The Word on the (Dutch) Street: OpenTaal

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • CNN has what they call a developing story on the Hayden hearings.

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  • "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.

    Archive 2005-06-01

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