developed developed  /dɪ ˈvɛ ləpt/


  1. (adj) being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful
  2. (adj) (used of societies) having high industrial development
  3. (adj) (of real estate) made more useful and profitable as by building or laying out roads


  1. Under Kyoto, only developed countries were required to make mandatory cuts in their carbon emissions; developing nations like China and India had no such demands.
  2. Earlier versions of this story erroneously stated that a variety of basmati rice developed by RiceTec of Alvin, Texas was genetically engineered.
  3. But season 2, following an eight-month hiatus, developed the show's characters and romantic heart while still keeping the funny.


  1. Aries Consulting Wins at "Asia Pacific Customer Relationship Excellence Awards" for Third Consecutive Year; Excellent ...

    -- Well-developed Investor Relations and Public Relations regional network from Hong Kong to Singapore, Taipei, Beijing and Shenzhen is being widely recognized -- Aiming to become No.1 Asian brand in equity ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Sex and death on 'True Blood'

    As "True Blood" has developed over the past five seasons, the series has expanded from the story of the people -- and vampires -- living in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, to a sprawling, multinarrative saga about how supernatural beings can exist in the modern world.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. New ‘Electronic Nose’ Nano-Sensor Being Developed for Food Safety, Health

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — The “electronic nose” sensor developed by a University of California, Riverside engineering professor, and being commercialized by Innovation Economy Crowd (ieCrowd), will be further refined to detect deadly pathogens including toxic pesticides in the global food supply chain, according to a recently signed product development and distribution agreement.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Highland Community News


  1. "This was a chaotic process dogged by procedural games," Miliband wrote. "The procedural wrangling was, in fact, a cover for points of serious, substantive disagreement. The vast majority of countries, developed and developing, believe that...
    on Dec 20, 2009 By: Ed Miliband Source: AFP

  2. "The House of Representatives has already passed a comprehensive energy and climate bill, and there is currently a plan in the Senate -- a plan that was developed with ideas from Democrats and Republicans -- that would achieve the same goals. The...
    on Jun 2, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Xinhua

  3. "It has become clear that no consensus has developed to support the Administration's proposal," McCain said in a brief statement to reporters. "I do not believe that the plan on the table will pass as it currently stands, and we are running...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Washington Post

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
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