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1. Not fully developed: seeds with underdeveloped embryos.
2. Processed in too weak a developing solution, or for too short a time, or at too low a temperature to produce a normal degree of contrast. Used of film.
3. Having a low level of economic productivity and technological sophistication within the contemporary range of possibility; developing: underdeveloped countries.
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|Noun||1.||underdevelopment - state of inadequate development; "much poverty can be traced to the underdevelopment of industry"|
development - a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess); "after he saw the latest development he changed his mind and became a supporter"; "in chess your should take care of your development before moving your queen"
|2.||underdevelopment - (photography) inadequate processing of film resulting in inadequate contrast|