Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "developing" []

  • Having a relatively low level of industrial capability, technological sophistication, and economic productivity: studied the economies of developing nations. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "developing" in a sentence
  • "  Some of the analyses or the evaluations have focused, for example, on the effects on the developing reproductive system or the developing  nervous system."
  • "Notice the definition of fetus uses the term developing human not potential and that both the definitions refer to them as states or stages of the adult."
  • "This is also why the term developing countries is used."