developed - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    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 towards poorer countries.

  2. 2
    a skill, idea, or quality that is developed has reached a high level because someone has worked on it, practised it, or thought about it a lot

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