undeveloped UK US /ˌʌndɪˈveləpt/ adjective
not developed, used, or advanced: »

Rhum is the UK's largest undeveloped gas field.

ECONOMICS used to describe countries that are much less developed economically than most others, with very little industry, and with little money spent on education, health care, etc.: »

This ailment is common in undeveloped countries without proper water and sewer systems.

Compare UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRY(Cf. ↑underdeveloped country)
PROPERTY undeveloped areas are not used for farming or industry, or do not have any buildings on them: »

The country's east coast remains relatively undeveloped.


We have very little undeveloped green space left in Louisville.

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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  • undeveloped — index deficient, dormant, imperfect, inadequate, inexperienced, juvenile, latent, partial (relating to a pan:) …   Law dictionary

  • undeveloped — 1736, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of DEVELOP (Cf. develop). In ref. to film, it is attested from 1939 …   Etymology dictionary

  • undeveloped — [adj] immature abortive, backward, behindhand, embryonic, half baked, ignored, inchoate, incipient, inexperienced, latent, potential, primitive, primordial, unactualized, underdeveloped, unevolved, unprogressive, untaught, untrained; concepts 485 …   New thesaurus

  • undeveloped — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not having developed or been developed …   English terms dictionary

  • undeveloped — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • undeveloped — [[t]ʌ̱ndɪve̱ləpt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An undeveloped country or region does not have modern industries and usually has a low standard of living. The big losers will be the undeveloped countries, especially sub Saharan Africa. 2) ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • undeveloped — un|de|vel|oped [ˌʌndıˈveləpt] adj 1.) used in order to describe land which has not yet been used for building, farming etc ▪ an undeveloped stretch of coastline 2.) used in order to describe a country or area that does not have modern industry,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • undeveloped — un|de|vel|oped [ ,ʌndı veləpt ] adjective 1. ) undeveloped land has not been used for building or industry 2. ) an undeveloped country is poor and does not have modern industries or advanced technology: DEVELOPING 3. ) not fully grown: The lungs… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • undeveloped — UK [ˌʌndɪˈveləpt] / US adjective 1) undeveloped land has not been used for building or industry 2) an undeveloped country is poor and does not have modern industries or advanced technology 3) not fully grown The lungs of the foetus are still… …   English dictionary

  • undeveloped — un·de·vel·oped .ən di vel əpt adj lacking in development: not developed <physiologically undeveloped> …   Medical dictionary

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