Underdeveloped meaning

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The definition of underdeveloped is having a low standard of living, or immature.

An example of something underdeveloped is a country that has many poor people and bad living conditions.

An example of something underdeveloped is a small fish that must get thrown back into the lake.

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Not fully developed.

Seeds with underdeveloped embryos.

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Having a low level of economic productivity and technological sophistication within the contemporary range of possibility; developing.

Underdeveloped countries.

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Not fully developed.

Seeds with underdeveloped embryos.

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(photography) Of a film that has had insufficient development before being fixed.
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Simple past tense and past participle of underdevelop.
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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.
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Not developed to the proper or desirable degree; specif., so inadequately developed economically and industrially as to have a relatively low standard of living.

Underdeveloped nations.

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