developed country

n. country in which there is widespread industry and in which the average standard of living is high compared with world standards, progressive countries, modern countries

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • developed country — deˌveloped ˈcountry noun developed countries PLURALFORM [countable] ECONOMICS a rich industrial country with a lot of business activity * * * developed country UK US noun [C] ECONOMICS ► a country with a lot of industrial activity and where… …   Financial and business terms

  • Developed country — Industrial Nation redirects here. For the industrial music magazine, see Industrialnation. A developed country is a country that has a high level of development[clarification needed] according to some criteria. Which criteria, and which countries …   Wikipedia

  • developed country — A country of advanced economic standing. A collective term for developed nations is the *North. Contrast *developing country, the *South, and the Third World …   Auditor's dictionary

  • developed country — /dɪˌveləpt kʌntri/ noun a country which has an advanced manufacturing system ▪▪▪ ‘…developed countries would gain $135 billion a year and developing countries, such as the former centrally planned economies of Eastern Europe, would gain $85… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • less-developed country — ➔ LDC * * * less developed country UK US noun [C] (ABBREVIATION LDC) ECONOMICS ► a country that does not have a lot of industrial activity and where people have low incomes: »Governments in less developed countries realize that telecommunications …   Financial and business terms

  • economically more developed country — (EMDC)   previously known as developed, First World, The North, more developed and more economically developed country (MEDC). A country whose development has led to the presence of welfare criteria that allow the country to be termed… …   Geography glossary

  • Lesser-Developed Country - LDC — A country that is considered lacking in terms of its economy, infrastructure and industrial base. The population of a lesser developed country often has a relatively low standard of living, due to low incomes and abundant poverty. Also referred… …   Investment dictionary

  • economically less developed country — (ELDC)   previously known as undeveloped, Third World, The South, less developed and less economically developed country (LEDC). A country whose development has yet to lead to the presence of welfare criteria that allow the country to be termed… …   Geography glossary

  • less developed country — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms less developed country : singular less developed country plural less developed countries economics a fairly poor country without much industrial development …   English dictionary

  • less developed country — UK US noun [countable] [singular less developed country plural less developed countries] economics a fairly poor country without much industrial development Thesaurus: general words for countries …   Useful english dictionary

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