developed

adjective
de·​vel·​oped | \ di-ˈve-ləpt How to pronounce developed (audio) , dē- \

Definition of developed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having a relatively high level of industrialization and standard of living a developed country

developed

Definition of developed (Entry 2 of 2)

past tense and past participle of develop

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Synonyms & Antonyms for developed

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of developed in a Sentence

Adjective The disease is almost unheard of in developed countries. The younger plant has a less developed root system.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective So, considering the gravity and implications of the agreement for both multinationals and tax havens, how do corporate tax rates look across developed nations in 2021? Niall Mccarthy, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Much of the ghost net problem lies with less developed nations that have few fishing regulations and sometimes buy or manufacture low-quality nets, according to a career fisherman who now works for a net manufacturer in Washington state. Fox News, 27 May 2021 Much of the ghost net problem lies with less developed nations that have few fishing regulations and sometimes buy or manufacture low-quality nets, according to a career fisherman who now works for a net manufacturer in Washington state. Caleb Jones, Anchorage Daily News, 27 May 2021 Much of the ghost net problem lies with less developed nations that have few fishing regulations and sometimes buy or manufacture low-quality nets, according to a career fisherman who now works for a net manufacturer in Washington state. Caleb Jones, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 May 2021 The announcements come as the U.S. and other developed nations face increasing criticism for monopolizing vaccines while the developing world struggles. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, 18 May 2021 In both cases, clean water might be an issue, but this pick is also perfect for sketchy hotels and roadside food stands in less developed nations. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 18 May 2021 Brian Brooks, America’s top banking regulator, has an idea to help close the wealth gap between developing and developed world. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 15 Dec. 2020 Such research is a matter of equity between developing and developed nations. Lois Parshley, Scientific American, 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of developed

Adjective

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for developed

Adjective

see develop

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The first known use of developed was in 1949

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13 Jun 2021

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“Developed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/developed. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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developed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of developed

of a country, society, etc. : having many industries and relatively few poor people who are unable to buy the things they need
: larger or more advanced

developed

adjective
de·​vel·​oped | \ di-ˈve-ləpt How to pronounce developed (audio) \

Kids Definition of developed

1 : having many large industries and a complex economic system developed nations
2 : bigger, more mature, or more advanced Dogs have a highly developed sense of smell.

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