un·​de·​vel·​oped | \ ˌən-di-ˈvel-əpt How to pronounce undeveloped (audio) , -dē-\

Definition of undeveloped

: not developed : lacking in development undeveloped natural resources undeveloped potential undeveloped film undeveloped seeds : such as
a : not used for building, farming, industry, etc. undeveloped land an area of undeveloped wilderness
b : having a relatively low level of industrialization and standard of living undeveloped countries/nations

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But millions of square feet remain undeveloped, including the street-level space on Lot 24, which was planned to attract a flood of new commercial, residential and retail tenants. Randy Tucker, Cincinnati.com, "As The Banks searches for a developer, tenants fret over project's future," 8 Jan. 2018 The facility would be built on an 11.7-acre undeveloped site across from Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Mayfield Heights City Council rezones Landerhaven property for nursing facility, leading caterer to object," 9 Jan. 2018 The news conference, on the 16th floor of the offices of Bridgeport Landing Development, looked out over the largely undeveloped site where MGM Resorts International has proposed its project that includes a casino and 300-room hotel. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "Backers Of Bridgeport Casino Vow To Renew Effort In Legislature," 16 May 2018 These relatively undeveloped sites include Baxter’s Hollow, Honey Creek, Hemlock Draw and Pine Hollow state natural areas. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Baraboo Hills natural areas are 'wild, special places’ - and quieter than nearby sites," 27 Apr. 2018 At 170 acres the largely undeveloped area is the city’s second largest park. Sue Kiesewetter, Cincinnati.com, "Fairfield annexes 28 acres from township for Marsh Park expansion," 11 July 2018 The river's remote and undeveloped shores have campsites for longer trips. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "8 top trails to hike, bike or paddle in the Cable area," 7 June 2018 The region is remote and undeveloped, and assessments about the scale of the damage and injuries have been slow to filter out. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Papua New Guinea hit by 6.6 earthquake," 26 Mar. 2018 Stennis, which encompasses thousands of acres - much of it undeveloped - just across the state line in Hancock County, Miss., is the nation's largest rocket engine test facility. Bob Warren, NOLA.com, "Deep space, tech corridor among focuses at Stennis," 14 Feb. 2018

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1736, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of undeveloped

of land : not used for building, farming, industry, etc.
of a country, society, etc. : having many poor people and a low level of industrial production : not developed
: not fully grown or developed


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Kids Definition of undeveloped

1 : not used for farming or building on undeveloped land
2 : having few large industries and a simple economic system an undeveloped country
3 : not fully grown or matured


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Medical Definition of undeveloped

: lacking in development : not developed physiologically undeveloped

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