undeveloped

[ uhn-di-vel-uh pt ]
/ ˌʌn dɪˈvɛl əpt /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. undesirable discharge,
  2. undetected,
  3. undetermined,
  4. undetermined nitrogen,
  5. undeterred,
  6. undeviating,
  7. undiagnosed,
  8. undid,
  9. undies,
  10. undifferentiated

Origin of undeveloped

First recorded in 1730–40; un-1 + develop + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for undeveloped

undeveloped

/ (ˌʌndɪˈvɛləpt) /

adjective

not having developed or been developed
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Word Origin and History for undeveloped

undeveloped

adj.

1736, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of develop. In reference to film, it is attested from 1939.

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