Definition of developed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪˈveləpt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈveləpt//
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  1. 1(of a country, society, etc.) having many industries and a complicated economic system financial aid to less developed countries The average citizen in the developed world uses over 155kg of paper per year. compare underdeveloped
  2. 2in an advanced state children with highly developed problem-solving skills see also well developed
  3. Extra examples He’s got a highly developed sense of humour. She was born prematurely with poorly developed lungs. an overly developed sense of his own importance economically developed countries
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