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developing

adjective
     
de‧vel‧op‧ing
1 a developing country is a poor country that is trying to increase its industry and trade and improve life for its people [↪ developed, underdeveloped]
developing countries/nations
aid to developing countries
poverty and hunger in the developing world
developing economies/markets
the developing economies in Eastern Europe
2 growing or changing:
the growth of the developing embryo
a developing crisis in Washington

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