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Third World

also third world
n.
1. The developing nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
2. During the Cold War, the nations not aligned with the First World or the Second World.

Third′-World′ adj.
Third′ World′er n.

Third World

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the less economically advanced countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America collectively, esp when viewed as underdeveloped and as neutral in the East-West alignment. Also called: developing world

Third′ World′


n.
(sometimes l.c.) the developing nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
[1960–65; translation of French tiers monde (1956)]

Third World

1. Under-developed and poorer nations of Africa, Asia and Latin America neither part of the capitalist west nor the communist east but often regarded as a proving ground and sphere of influence by both.
2. All of the underdeveloped countries in the world considered as a whole.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Third World - underdeveloped and developing countries of Asia and Africa and Latin America collectivelyThird World - underdeveloped and developing countries of Asia and Africa and Latin America collectively
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
Translations
třetí svět
den Tredje Verden
kolmas maailma
Treći svijet
第三世界
제3세계
tredje världen
ประเทศโลกที่สาม
Thế giới Thứ ba

Third World

n the Third Worldil Terzo Mondo

Third World

العَالِمُ الثَّالِث třetí svět den Tredje Verden Dritte Welt Τρίτος Κόσμος tercer mundo kolmas maailma tiers-monde Treći svijet Terzo Mondo 第三世界 제3세계 derde wereld tredje verden Trzeci Świat Terceiro Mundo третий мир tredje världen ประเทศโลกที่สาม Üçüncü Dünya Thế giới Thứ ba 第三世界
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