usage note
This word is often written as "Third World," or, when used as a modifier, "third-world."
third world
noun
1. (underdeveloped nations) 
In our country we enjoy many technologies that do not are not available in the third world.En nuestro país disfrutamos de muchas tecnologías que no son disponibles en el tercer mundo.
2. (developing nations) 
The Third World consists of the developing nations of the world that do not align themselves with Communist or non-Communists nations.El tercer mundo consiste en las naciones en desarrollo que no se alineen ni con las naciones comunistas ni las que no lo sean.
3. (minority groups) 
Every nation with a predominant culture has its own third world of minority groups.Cada nación que tenga una cultura predominante tiene su propio tercer mundo de grupos minoritarios.
adjective
4. (pejorative) (underdeveloped) 
After spending two years in a third-world country, I have learned to stop taking my life for granted.Tras pasar dos años en un país del tercer mundo, he aprendido a dejar de dar por hecho mi vida.
The students went to a third-world country to participate in humanitarian projects.Los estudiantes fueron a un país tercermundista para participar en proyectos humanitarios.
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