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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.
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underdeveloped

(ˌʌndədɪˈvɛləpt)
adj
1. immature or undersized
2. (Sociology) relating to societies in which both the surplus capital and the social organization necessary to advance are lacking
3. (Photography) photog (of a film, plate, or print) processed in developer for less than the required time, thus lacking in contrast
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un•der•de•vel•oped

(ˌʌn dər dɪˈvɛl əpt)

adj.
1. improperly or insufficiently developed.
2. (of a photographic negative) less developed than is normal, so as to produce a relatively dark positive lacking in contrast.
[1890–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.underdeveloped - relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supplyunderdeveloped - relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply
nonindustrial - not having highly developed manufacturing enterprises; "a nonindustrial society"
2.underdeveloped - not yet fully developedunderdeveloped - not yet fully developed    
immature - not yet mature
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underdeveloped

adjective developing, third-world public health problems in the underdeveloped world
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underdeveloped

adjective
Not progressing and developing as fast as others, as in economic and social aspects:
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Translations

underdeveloped

[ˈʌndədɪˈveləpt] ADJ
1. (Econ) [country, society, economy] → subdesarrollado
2. (Anat) → poco desarrollado
3. (Phot) → insuficientemente revelado
the image looks slightly underdevelopeda la imagen le falta tiempo de revelación
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underdeveloped

[ˌʌndərdɪˈvɛləpt] adj [country, region] → sous-développé(e)
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underdeveloped

[ˌʌndədɪˈvɛləpt] adj (country) → sottosviluppato/a; (baby, muscles, photo) → non ben sviluppato/a
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underdeveloped

a. subdesarrollado-a; en desarrollo.
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