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English definition of “developing”

developing

adjective     /dɪˈvel.ə.pɪŋ/
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 / nations Making progress and advancingBecoming better [before noun] growing or becoming stronger or more advanced Making progress and advancingBecoming better
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