Underdeveloped



underdeveloped
[uhn-der-di-vel-uh pt] /ˌʌn dər dɪˈvɛl əpt/
adjective
1.
improperly or insufficiently developed.
2.
Photography. (of a negative) less developed than is normal, so as to produce a relatively dark positive lacking in contrast.
3.
developing (def 2).
underdevelop
[uhn-der-di-vel-uh p] /ˌʌn dər dɪˈvɛl əp/
verb (used with object)
1.
to develop (something) short of the required amount:
to underdevelop film.
underdeveloped
/ˌʌndədɪˈvɛləpt/
adjective
1.
immature or undersized
2.
relating to societies in which both the surplus capital and the social organization necessary to advance are lacking
3.
(photog) (of a film, plate, or print) processed in developer for less than the required time, thus lacking in contrast
underdevelop
/ˌʌndədɪˈvɛləp/
verb
1.
(transitive) (photog) to process (a film, plate, or paper) in developer for less than the required time, or at too low a temperature, or in an exhausted solution

underdeveloped un·der·de·vel·oped (ŭn’dər-dĭ-věl’əpt)
adj.
Not adequately or normally developed; immature.

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