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underdeveloped

adjective
 
 
/ˌʌndədɪˈveləpt/ US   /-dɚ-/
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.
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Translations of “underdeveloped”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指國家)不發達的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指国家)不发达的…
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