Meaning of developed in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈvɛləpt/

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  • 1Advanced or elaborated to a specified degree.

    ‘a fully developed system of public law’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Bricolage is an actively developed content management system with a browser-based interface.’
    • ‘Here in only 50 years has been the creation of a developed system of law.’
    • ‘A highly developed service culture has grown to meet demand.’
    • ‘Arguably the most developed of these bilingual cultures were located in Bengal and Maharashtra.’
    • ‘Explorers might find a highly developed and intelligent variety of worm which would not need oxygen to live.’
    • ‘Their funeral ceremonies suggest a developed cultural life.’
    • ‘The reason for the total collapse of this highly developed culture is unknown.’
    • ‘What about cultivating some sort of developed and mature taste for quality in worship music?’
    • ‘The south coast of the Ukraine, including Crimea, was a developed centre of grape culture in ancient times.’
    • ‘Multi sampling is a slightly more developed and intellectual approach to the problem.’
    • ‘Germany has a highly developed social security system and places a strong emphasis on education and vocational training.’
    • ‘Most tsunamis appear as an advancing tide without having a developed wave face, resulting in rapid flooding of low-lying coastal areas.’
    • ‘Many RPGs have an alignment system but relatively few have a fully developed path for evil characters.’
    • ‘In humans, as in other primates, the visual system is highly developed, followed closely by the auditory system.’
    • ‘We had been aware that the epidemic in Papua is more developed than in other parts of Indonesia.’
    • ‘Much as the United States did then, China has a dynamic economy that lacks a developed financial system.’
    • ‘Rather the ape had achieved its high status through intellect, the dog on account of highly developed emotions.’
    informed, aware, educated, knowledgeable, learned, wise, literate, intellectual, tutored, illuminated, apprised
    1. 1.1(of a person or part of the body) having specified physical proportions.
      ‘a strongman with well-developed muscles’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Annual flowers and vegetables are at their best in midlife when they are fully developed and doing what they are supposed to do.’
      • ‘Daily, they fall behind, and the gulf between them and their developed partners widens.’
      • ‘The young are ejected from the womb before they are completely developed and complete their term in an external pouch.’
      • ‘Kaitya walked up to the incubator and stared at the almost completely developed child within.’
      • ‘There are serious difficulties in assuming that fully developed adults are children.’
      • ‘When they are fully developed, the larvae drop to the soil, burrow one inch or less and pupate.’
      • ‘She was more developed than most girls her age and that made them all jealous.’
      • ‘Yao looks awkward running, but I think it's because his upper body is less developed than his lower body.’
      • ‘That is because children born at the start of the school year are going to be a little older and more physically developed than their classmates.’
      • ‘Fabian was only eighteen, but he was more physically developed than most his age, despite his stature.’
      • ‘The last thing it needs is for people to be fully developed and functional human beings.’
    2. 1.2(of a country or region) advanced economically and socially.
      ‘the developed world’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Nearly every education system in the developed world is in the middle of an active debate about third level policy.’
      • ‘The TTC gets less government support than any system in the developed world.’
      • ‘Perhaps the only consolation is that every other health system in the developed world will be facing the same sort of crisis at the same time.’
      • ‘These give clear advice for more junior doctors and are applicable to all healthcare systems in the developed world.’
      • ‘How the people of a particular country put up with queuing is, I think, a sign of our developed our culture is.’
      • ‘Tasmanian logging is wholly dependent on a degree of government indulgence unknown elsewhere in the developed world.’
      • ‘There must be no more division of the world into civilized and uncivilized, developed and underdeveloped.’
      • ‘Anyone involved in post-compulsory education in the developed world would do well to read this book.’
      • ‘Second, because no country in the developed world needs educational improvements more urgently than Australia.’
      • ‘The rest of the developed world is placing an absolute premium on higher education.’
      • ‘Among the proposals are demands that banks in the developed world repatriate money pilfered by corrupt leaders and inform on suspicious accounts.’
      • ‘I think that this is going to have a snowballing effect in terms of shaping public opinion in the developed world.’
      • ‘My recent conversation with him on the issue of aging in the developed world was illuminating.’
      • ‘Though it is taken for granted in the developed world, mass education is a relatively recent phenomenon.’
      • ‘I wonder if the developed world has ever seen so many people homeless?’
      • ‘Lung cancer was found to be the next biggest killer in the developed world, sending over half a million people to an early grave.’
      • ‘I am sure, our leadership and our people can achieve the second vision of developed India.’