developed developed adj. 1. being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful; as, the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook; the state's well-developed industries. Oppositre of {undeveloped}. [Narrower terms: {formulated}; {mature}] [WordNet 1.5]

2. made more useful and profitable as by building or laying out roads; -- of real estate. new houses are springing up on the developed tract of land near the river

Syn: improved. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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