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developing adj
1 relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply [syn: underdeveloped]
2 gradually unfolding or growing (especially as of something latent); "his developing social conscience"; "after the long winter they took joy in the developing warmth of spring"
3 making or becoming visible through or as if through the action of a chemical agent; "he watched as the developing photograph became clearer and sharper" n : processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible; "the development and printing of his pictures took only two hours" [syn: development]

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  1. Of a country: becoming economically more mature or advanced; becoming industrialized.


of a country


  1. present participle of develop

Extensive Definition

Developing is a short film directed by Marya Cohn, about the relationship between a girl and her single mother, who has breast cancer. The film stars Natalie Portman.

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