un developing

developing

[dih-vel-uh-ping]
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:
1765–75; develop + -ing2

nondeveloping, adjective
self-developing, adjective
undeveloping, adjective
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Word Origin & History

develop
1650s, "unroll, unfold," from Fr. developper, replacing English disvelop (1590s, from M.Fr. desveloper), both from O.Fr. desveloper, from des- "undo" + veloper "wrap up," of uncertain origin, possibly Celtic or Germanic. Modern figurative use is 18c. The photographic sense is from 1845; the real estate
sense is from 1890.
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develop de·vel·op (dĭ-věl'əp)
v. de·vel·oped, de·vel·op·ing, de·vel·ops

  1. To progress from earlier to later stages of a life cycle.

  2. To progress from earlier to later or from simpler to more complex stages of evolution.

  3. To aid in the growth of; strengthen.

  4. To grow by degrees into a more advanced or mature state.

  5. To become affected with a disease; contract.

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