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underdevelopment

Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being insufficiently developed

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A condition of incomplete or arrested development.

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

  • n. state of inadequate development
  • n. (photography) inadequate processing of film resulting in inadequate contrast

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Examples

  • The cause of Latin American underdevelopment in this view is not due to its political or social structures or any other internal factor but is completely external.

    YID With LID

  • Meanwhile, the countries of the Third World are experiencing more than ever the tragedy of underdevelopment, which is becoming more serious with each passing day.

    Centesimus Annus

  • The work done around the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), is an acknowledgement that we must build partnerships on the continent to address the challenges of poverty and underdevelopment, which is as much

    Social transformation

  • "KwaZulu/Natal is plagued by severe social and economic underdevelopment, which is not helped by a sluggish provincial government which has removed itself from co-operation with the rest of the country."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • KwaZulu/Natal is plagued by severe social and economic underdevelopment, which is not helped by a sluggish provincial government, which has removed itself from cooperation with the rest of the country.

    STATEMENT ON DE KLERK'S ADDRESS TO NP CAUCUS

  • The entire Third World, Bangladesh, India, countries from all continents, are suffering the consequences of the so-called underdevelopment, which resulted from colonialism in the past centuries and the exploitation which we suffered.

    Fidel Castro's 8 Aug News Conference

  • There is so-called underdevelopment because there is an ever-widening gap between underdevelopment and so-called development.

    Castro Calls Presidential Summit `A Joke'

  • Giving Muslim states nuclear power, he insists, is critical to prevent "a conflict between Islam and the West," to help Muslim states fend off "underdevelopment," and to prevent an "explosion of terrorism."

    Atomic Non-Allies

  • Sooklal said there was a natural synergy between the two continents and it made sense for them to tackle issues of common concern, such as underdevelopment, global security and global economic issues.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • She listed problems such as underdevelopment and poverty, which

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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