developing country


noun

a country having a standard of living or level of industrial production well below that possible with financial or technical aid; a country that is not yet highly industrialized.

Nearby words

  1. developable surface,
  2. developed,
  3. developer,
  4. developing,
  5. developing agent,
  6. developing nation,
  7. developing world,
  8. developing-out paper,
  9. development,
  10. development area

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British Dictionary definitions for developing country

developing country

noun

a nonindustrialized poor country that is seeking to develop its resources by industrialization
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