less developed country

less developed country
less developed country UK US noun [countable] [singular less developed country plural less developed countries] economics
a fairly poor country without much industrial development
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  • less-developed country — ➔ LDC * * * less developed country UK US noun [C] (ABBREVIATION LDC) ECONOMICS ► a country that does not have a lot of industrial activity and where people have low incomes: »Governments in less developed countries realize that telecommunications …   Financial and business terms

  • less developed country — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms less developed country : singular less developed country plural less developed countries economics a fairly poor country without much industrial development …   English dictionary

  • Less developed country — Ein Entwicklungsland ist nach allgemeinem Verständnis ein Land, das hinsichtlich seiner wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und politischen Entwicklung einen relativ niedrigen Stand aufweist. Dabei handelt es sich um einen Sammelbegriff für Länder, die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • less developed country — /les dɪˌveləpt kʌntri/ noun the former name for a least developed country (dated) Abbreviation LDC …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • less developed country — LDC An alternative term for *developing country …   Auditor's dictionary

  • Less Developed Country (LDC) — ⇡ Developing Country …   Lexikon der Economics

  • less-developed country — …   Useful english dictionary

  • developed country — deˌveloped ˈcountry noun developed countries PLURALFORM [countable] ECONOMICS a rich industrial country with a lot of business activity * * * developed country UK US noun [C] ECONOMICS ► a country with a lot of industrial activity and where… …   Financial and business terms

  • economically less developed country — (ELDC)   previously known as undeveloped, Third World, The South, less developed and less economically developed country (LEDC). A country whose development has yet to lead to the presence of welfare criteria that allow the country to be termed… …   Geography glossary

  • less economically developed country — (LEDC)   see economically less developed country …   Geography glossary

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