What does underdevelopment mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underdevelopment(noun)

    state of inadequate development

    "much poverty can be traced to the underdevelopment of industry"

  2. underdevelopment(noun)

    (photography) inadequate processing of film resulting in inadequate contrast


  1. underdevelopment(Noun)

    The condition of being insufficiently developed


  1. Underdevelopment

    In economics, underdevelopment is when resources are not used to their full socio-economic potential, with the result that local or regional development is slower in most cases than it should be. Furthermore, it results from the complex interplay of internal and external factors that allow less developed countries only a lop-sided development progression. Underdeveloped nations are characterized by a wide disparity between their rich and poor populations, and an unhealthy balance of trade. Symptoms of underdevelopment include lack of access to job opportunities, health care, drinkable water, food, education and housing.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underdevelopment in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underdevelopment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I sometimes think that the acronyms BC and BCE probably stand for 'Before Coffee' and 'Before the Coffee Era' respectively, signifying those primitive historic years of underdevelopment. Coffee has strongly contributed to the development of many scientific breakthroughs, inventions, creative arts, and literature, IMHO. So, on National Coffee Day today, here's a Toast to the Roast - light, medium and dark alike: May your Cup of Coffee be just like the Capital of Ireland - always Dublin! Cheers!

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