de·​vel·​op·​ing | \ di-ˈve-lə-piŋ How to pronounce developing (audio) , dē- \

Definition of developing

: underdeveloped sense 2 developing nations

Examples of developing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of these players might just need some more developing or additional tutoring. Emmett Hall,, 25 Mar. 2021 As most nations brace for a likely surge in coronavirus cases, the signals from the developing world could hardly be more worrying for investors. Robert Brand,, 7 May 2020 And the developing world has become an important new market, too. Beth Gardiner, Wired, 20 Jan. 2020 Armed with some solid reference material that laid out the guideposts of how developing civilizations became civilizations, Meier and his team knocked together some early Civ prototypes. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, 23 Sep. 2019 Some of the biggest payback can come from early warning systems: $800 million spent in the developing world could prevent $3 billion to $16 billion in damage annually, the report says. Nicholas Kusnetz,, 11 Sep. 2019 Tough policy decisions by governments in the developing world could help keep the market trouble contained. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2018 By then yet more developing countries may have achieved universal health care, making America even more of an outlier. The Economist, 26 Apr. 2018 The bank pushed most developing countries, from Chile to Uganda, to make structural changes to boost the role of the private sector and make the power sector more competitive and efficient. Lauren M. Maclean, Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of developing

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Developing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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