Значение идиомы third world

[third world] {n.} 1. The countries not aligned with either theformer U. S. S. R.-dominated Communist bloc or the U. S. A.-dominatedcapitalist countries.

New Zealand made a move toward third countrystatus when it disallowed American nuclear submarines in its harbors.

2. The developing nations of the world where the industrial revolutionhas not yet been completed.

Africa and the rest of the third worldmust be freed from starvation and illiteracy.

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