From King Dictionary of Contemporary English developed de‧vel‧oped / dɪˈveləpt / ●●○ adjective 1 PE ADVANCED a developed country is one of the rich countries of the world with many industries, comfortable living for most people, and usually an elected government → developing , underdeveloped energy consumption in the developed world developed countries/nations The charity works with children in less developed countries. 2 DEVELOP a developed sense, system etc, is better, larger, or more advanced than others Dogs have a highly developed sense of smell. plants with well-developed root systems Labour has a more fully developed programme for the unemployed. Examples from the Corpus developed • Thus the management of forests on a global basis constitutes an agent of environmental change in both the developed and developing world. • The lack of developed commercial institutions at this time meant that businesses such as barging were inevitably family-based. • In these respects they differ markedly from the other two parties and have a much stronger and more developed concept of citizenship. • This is particularly the case in less developed countries and in the rural or other underserved areas of more developed countries. • Birthrates in developed countries are generally very low. • This disease has mostly been eliminated, at least in the developed nations. • The complexity of rural development everywhere, whether in the developed or the developing world, is not always realised. • Profound technological developments have already critically restructured the economies of developed societies from the production of things to the production of knowledge. • The reduction of mortality from both stroke and ischaemic heart disease are characteristic of much of the developed world. developed world • Because borrowing has become easier, and because confidence has been high, personal savings have been falling around the developed world. • Such obliviousness to place exists around the developed world. • All through the developed world-and now in developing countries-obesity is on the rise. • In the new post-cold war global economy, what was the Third World has been energized while the developed world has languished. • In the developed world, on the other hand, over-consumption was now a serious threat to health. • But since the spread of the free market to the less developed world, the incentives have run the other way. • In the developed world we need to crack down hard on workplaces that break health and safety regulations. highly developed • For smaller companies, where financial controls are not highly developed, factoring may prove the answer. • General managers and top executives must have highly developed personal skills. • They have a highly developed sense of curiosity. • Ida Rebecca had small book learning but highly developed sensitivity, particularly when it came to judging outsiders. • They were almost certainly endowed with highly developed sensory and intuitive powers seen only in the few remaining native tribes alive today. • Her strengths are impressive: her competence in the world, her highly developed social skills, her humor, her warmth. • The managed mixed economy and a highly developed system of collective social provision were the means for achieving these values.