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Vocabulary Term Details

Developing countries

Definition (

A developing country, also known as a less-developed country (LDC), is a nation with a low living standard, undeveloped industrial base, and low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other countries. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
N/ADeveloped countries

This term is used for the following terms: 
LDC (least developed countries)
Less-developed countries
Third world
Underdeveloped countries

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