developed

adjective de·vel·oped \ di-ˈve-ləpt \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of developed

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

Examples of developed in a Sentence

  1. The disease is almost unheard of in developed countries.

  2. The younger plant has a less developed root system.

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Origin and Etymology of developed


DEVELOPED Defined for English Language Learners

developed

adjective

Definition of developed for English Language Learners

  • 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 Defined for Kids

developed

adjective de·vel·oped \ di-ˈve-ləpt \

Definition of developed for Students

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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