Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “developed”

developed

adjective     /dɪˈveləpt/
advanced or powerful: Bolivia's energy sector is not as developed as that of Venezuela. The electronics market here is far more developed than in any other Western country of comparable size.
ECONOMICS having a lot of industrial activity and a strong economy: Global deflation is squeezing profits and extinguishing jobs in the developed world. Portable devices became big sellers in developed markets as music went digital. Many companies in less developed regions are growing much faster than our own. developed nations/economies → Compare developing
PROPERTY developed areas have houses, stores, factories, etc. on them: The coast is now heavily developed. developed land a developed area
NATURAL RESOURCES used to describe places from which natural resources are taken: The area contains five developed gas and oil fields.
(Definition of developed adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of developed

More Business English definitions for “developed”

Definitions of “developed” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

closeness

the quality of knowing someone very well, liking them a lot, and wanting to spend a lot of time together

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More