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developing countries, plural;
  1. A poor agricultural country that is seeking to become more advanced economically and socially

  1. Developing country is a term generally used to describe a nation with a low level of material well-being (not to be confused with third world countries). ...
  2. Countries in the process of industrialisation which have constrained resources to address their economic and environmental problems. Developing countries also referred to as Less Developed Countries (LDC).
  3. According to the World Bank classification, countries with low or middle levels of GNP per capita as well as five high-income developing economies -Hong Kong (China), Israel, Kuwait, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. ...
  4. The poor, often indebted countries of the world that are currently trying to industrialize or develop alternative methods of supporting their populations. (See Third World.)
  5. used by Oxfam to indicate the countries where it works - but a disputed word, given the great differences between developing countries.
  6. countries that have been exploited for their raw products
  7. The World Bank considers all low- and middle- income countries as "developing."
  8. Countries with low levels of real national income per head and relatively large primary sectors.
  9. Countries that have only recently begun to adopt modern technology, social forms, and means of production. Such countries were previously termed “third world” countries.