|1.||[ adjective ] relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply|
|2.||[ adjective ] gradually unfolding or growing (especially as of something latent)|
"his developing social conscience" "after the long winter they took joy in the developing warmth of spring"
|Related terms:||develop develop|
|3.||[ adjective ] making or becoming visible through or as if through the action of a chemical agent|
: "he watched as the developing photograph became clearer and sharper"
|4.||[ noun ] processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible|
"the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"
|Related terms:||processing underdevelopment develop|