underdevelopment


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un·der·de·vel·oped

 (ŭn′dər-dĭ-vĕl′əpt)
adj.
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.

un′der·de·vel′op·ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.underdevelopment - state of inadequate developmentunderdevelopment - 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 contrastunderdevelopment - (photography) inadequate processing of film resulting in inadequate contrast
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
developing, development - processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible; "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
Translations

underdevelopment

[ˈʌndədɪˈveləpmənt] Nsubdesarrollo m

underdevelopment

n. subdesarrollo, no desarrollado.
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