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underdevelopedadjective

uk   /ˌʌn.də.dɪˈvel.əpt/  us   /-dɚ-/
C2 (​especially of a ​country) without ​modernindustry or ​modernservices that ​providetransport, ​hospitals, etc.: an underdeveloped ​country It's in the ​poorer, underdeveloped ​easternregion of the ​country that the ​biggestproblemsexist.
(Definition of underdeveloped from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"underdeveloped" in Business English

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underdevelopedadjective

uk   /ˌʌndədɪˈveləpt/  us   /-dɚ-/
ECONOMICS having little or no modern ​industry, few modern ​services, and a ​weakeconomy: Many of these ​regions are very underdeveloped.
not as ​advanced or powerful as possible or expected: They have a good ​brandname but it is underdeveloped. The reason for the underdeveloped ​state of the country's ​capitalmarkets is decades of ​economicmismanagement.
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(Definition of underdeveloped from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指国家)不发达的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指國家)不發達的…
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