1. [ adjective ] relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply
Synonyms: underdeveloped
Related terms: nonindustrial
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"

Related terms: develop
4. [ noun ] processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
Synonyms: development

"the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours"

Related terms: processing underdevelopment develop
Similar spelling:   develop