underdevelopment

Definitions of underdevelopment
  1. noun
    state of inadequate development
    “much poverty can be traced to the underdevelopment of industry”
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    type of:
    development
    a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)
  2. noun
    (photography) inadequate processing of film resulting in inadequate contrast
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    type of:
    developing, development
    processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
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