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 for Developed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  improved \improved\ adj.
     1. advanced to a more desirable or valuable or excellent
        state. Opposite of unimproved. [Narrower terms: built,
        reinforced; cleared, tilled ; developed; {grade ;
        graded, graveled ] Also See: restored.
        [WordNet 1.5]
     2. changed for the better; as, her improved behavior.
     Syn: amended.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Develop \De*vel"op\ (d[-e]*v[e^]l"[o^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Developed; p. pr. & vb. n. Developing.] [F. d['e]veloper;
     d['e]- (L. dis-) + OF. voluper, voleper, to envelop, perh.
     from L. volup agreeably, delightfully, and hence orig., to
     make agreeable or comfortable by enveloping, to keep snug
     (cf. Voluptuous); or. perh. fr. a derivative of volvere,
     volutum, to roll (cf. Devolve). Cf. Envelop.] [Written
     also develope.]
     1. To free from that which infolds or envelops; to unfold; to
        lay open by degrees or in detail; to make visible or
        known; to disclose; to produce or give forth; as, to
        develop theories; a motor that develops 100 horse power.
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              These serve to develop its tenets.    --Milner.
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              The 20th was spent in strengthening our position and
              developing the line of the enemy.     --The Century.
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     2. To unfold gradually, as a flower from a bud; hence, to
        bring through a succession of states or stages, each of
        which is preparatory to the next; to form or expand by a
        process of growth; to cause to change gradually from an
        embryo, or a lower state, to a higher state or form of
        being; as, sunshine and rain develop the bud into a
        flower; to develop the mind.
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              The sound developed itself into a real compound.
                                                    --J. Peile.
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              All insects . . . acquire the jointed legs before
              the wings are fully developed.        --Owen.
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     3. To advance; to further; to prefect; to make to increase;
        to promote the growth of.
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              We must develop our own resources to the utmost.
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     4. (Math.) To change the form of, as of an algebraic
        expression, by executing certain indicated operations
        without changing the value.
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     5. (Photog.) To cause to become visible, as an invisible or
        latent image upon plate, by submitting it to chemical
        agents; to bring to view.
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     To develop a curved surface on a plane (Geom.), to produce
        on the plane an equivalent surface, as if by rolling the
        curved surface so that all parts shall successively touch
        the plane.
     Syn: To uncover; unfold; evolve; promote; project; lay open;
          disclose; exhibit; unravel; disentangle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  developed \developed\ adj.
     1. being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more
        complete or more useful; as, the developed qualities of
        the Hellenic outlook; the state's well-developed
        industries. Oppositre of undeveloped. [Narrower terms:
        formulated; mature]
        [WordNet 1.5]
     2. made more useful and profitable as by building or laying
        out roads; -- of real estate. new houses are springing up
        on the developed tract of land near the river
     Syn: improved.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more
             complete or more useful; "the developed qualities of the
             Hellenic outlook"; "they have very small limbs with only
             two fully developed toes on each" [ant: undeveloped]
      2: (used of societies) having high industrial development;
         "developed countries" [syn: developed, highly-developed]
      3: (of real estate) made more useful and profitable as by
         building or laying out roads; "condominiums were built on the
         developed site"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "developed":
     advanced, aged, ameliorated, archetypical, beautified, bettered,
     blooming, blossoming, budding, burgeoning, civilized, classic,
     complete, consummate, converted, crescent, cultivated, cultured,
     educated, embellished, enhanced, enriched, entire, exemplary,
     expert, finished, florescent, flourishing, flowering, full,
     full-blown, full-fledged, full-grown, full-scale, fully developed,
     global, growing, grown, grown-up, hypertrophied, improved,
     in full bloom, intact, masterful, masterly, mature, matured,
     mellow, mellowed, model, overdeveloped, overgrown, perfected,
     polished, proficient, quintessential, refined, reformed, ripe,
     ripened, seasoned, solid, sprouting, tempered, thriving, total,
     transfigured, transformed, unabbreviated, uncut, undiminished,
     unexpurgated, whole

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