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developing

[dih-vel-uh-ping] /dɪˈvɛl ə pɪŋ/
adjective
1.
undergoing development; growing; evolving.
2.
(of a nation or geographical area) having a standard of living or level of industrial production well below that possible with financial or technical aid; not yet highly industrialized:
the developing world.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; develop + -ing2
Related forms
nondeveloping, adjective
self-developing, adjective
undeveloping, adjective
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