developing

[ dih-vel-uh-ping ]
/ dɪˈvɛl ə pɪŋ /

adjective

undergoing development; growing; evolving.
(of a nation or geographical area) having a standard of living or level of industrial production well below that possible with financial or technical aid; not yet highly industrialized: the developing world.

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Origin of developing

First recorded in 1765–75; develop + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM developing

non·de·vel·op·ing, adjectiveself-de·vel·op·ing, adjectiveun·de·vel·op·ing, adjective
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