developing
developing developing adj. 1. not industrialized but undergoing industrialization; -- sometimes used as a euphemism for "undeveloped"; -- of nations.

Syn: underdeveloped. [WordNet 1.5]

2. [pr. p. of {develop} (WN definition 5)] becoming or arising; as, the rushing yellow of the developing day. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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