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adjective developed pronunciation in American English /dɪˈveləpt/
  1. 1
    a developed skill, idea, or quality has reached a high level because someone has worked on it, practiced it, or thought about it a lot

    Working with wine, he has to have a highly developed sense of smell.

  2. 2
    economics a developed country, region, or economy has a lot of industries and business activity

    We spend less on health care than most other developed nations.

    the developed world (=the rich countries):

    The developed world has a responsibility toward poorer countries.



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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