Definitions for underdevelopedˌʌn dər dɪˈvɛl əpt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•de•vel•opedˌʌn dər dɪˈvɛl əpt(adj.)

  1. improperly or insufficiently developed.

  2. (of a photographic negative) less developed than is normal, so as to produce a relatively dark positive lacking in contrast.

    Category: Photography

  3. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: developing (def. 2). 2

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. developing, underdeveloped(adj)

    relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply

  2. underdeveloped(adj)

    not yet fully developed


  1. underdeveloped(Adjective)

    immature and not fully developed

  2. underdeveloped(Adjective)

    having a low level of economic productivity and technological sophistication

  3. underdeveloped(Adjective)

    of a film that has had insufficient development before being fixed


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