Definition of developed in English:


Syllabification: de·vel·oped
Pronunciation: /diˈveləpt


  • 1Advanced or elaborated to a specified degree: a fully developed system of public law
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    • In fact, many species of birds have a highly developed olfactory system.
    • However, these systems were less developed than those on leaf stomata, a feature that might be responsible for their inactivity.
    • Chloroplasts in these plants were smaller and contained poorly developed thylakoid membrane systems.
  • 1.1(Of a person or part of the body) having specified physical proportions: a strongman with well-developed muscles
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    • There are some very attractive figure hugging outfits and well developed bodies, some nice grunting too.
    • Physical examination revealed a well developed man in no acute distress.
    • Then in middle school it was her slowly developed body, and finally in high school, she was a nerd because of her good grades.
  • 1.2(Of a country or region) advanced economically and socially: economic assistance to the less-developed countries the developed world
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    • It still is one of the least economically developed countries in South America.
    • The developing countries began to copy and re-create aspects of the developed countries' economies.
    • Almost three centuries later, the stock exchange is even more important in the economic life of a developed country than it was at the time of the above case studies.

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