- 1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n An undeveloped country or region does not have modern industries and usually has a low standard of living.
The big losers will be the undeveloped countries, especially sub-Saharan Africa.2) ADJ-GRADED Undeveloped land has not been built on or used for activities such as mining and farming.
Vast tracts of the country are wild and undeveloped...
St Lucia is still mercifully undeveloped as a tourist destination.
...the world's largest undeveloped gold deposit outside of South Africa.
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undeveloped — UK US /ˌʌndɪˈveləpt/ adjective ► not developed, used, or advanced: »Rhum is the UK s largest undeveloped gas field. ► ECONOMICS used to describe countries that are much less developed economically than most others, with very little industry, and… … Financial and business terms
undeveloped — index deficient, dormant, imperfect, inadequate, inexperienced, juvenile, latent, partial (relating to a pan:) … Law dictionary
undeveloped — 1736, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of DEVELOP (Cf. develop). In ref. to film, it is attested from 1939 … Etymology dictionary
undeveloped — [adj] immature abortive, backward, behindhand, embryonic, half baked, ignored, inchoate, incipient, inexperienced, latent, potential, primitive, primordial, unactualized, underdeveloped, unevolved, unprogressive, untaught, untrained; concepts 485 … New thesaurus
undeveloped — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not having developed or been developed … English terms dictionary
undeveloped — [spelling only] … English World dictionary
undeveloped — un|de|vel|oped [ˌʌndıˈveləpt] adj 1.) used in order to describe land which has not yet been used for building, farming etc ▪ an undeveloped stretch of coastline 2.) used in order to describe a country or area that does not have modern industry,… … Dictionary of contemporary English
undeveloped — un|de|vel|oped [ ,ʌndı veləpt ] adjective 1. ) undeveloped land has not been used for building or industry 2. ) an undeveloped country is poor and does not have modern industries or advanced technology: DEVELOPING 3. ) not fully grown: The lungs… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
undeveloped — UK [ˌʌndɪˈveləpt] / US adjective 1) undeveloped land has not been used for building or industry 2) an undeveloped country is poor and does not have modern industries or advanced technology 3) not fully grown The lungs of the foetus are still… … English dictionary
undeveloped — un·de·vel·oped .ən di vel əpt adj lacking in development: not developed <physiologically undeveloped> … Medical dictionary