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English definition of “developing”


adjective uk   /dɪˈvel.ə.pɪŋ/ us  
B2 describes a country or area of the world that is poorer and has less advanced industries, especially in Africa, Latin America, or Asia: the developing world/countries/nationsMaking progress and advancingBecoming better [before noun] growing or becoming stronger or more advancedMaking progress and advancingBecoming better
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