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English definition of “underdeveloped”
› ECONOMICS having little or no modern industry, few modern services, and a weak economy: Many of these regions are very underdeveloped.
› not as advanced or powerful as possible or expected: They have a good brand name but it is underdeveloped. The reason for the underdeveloped state of the country's capital markets is decades of economic mismanagement. → Compare developed