Enumerate (something, especially a sector of a population in a census) at a lower figure than the actual figure.
- It speculates that perhaps the 1991 Census undercounted Bombay's population slightly.
- Although vastly undercounted by the U.S. Census, the Haitian population in South Florida has been estimated to be approximately half a million.
- The African American population was one of the most severely undercounted populations in the nation.
1A count or figure that is inaccurately low.
- These figures are probably an undercount, since owners tried to hide horses from the tax collector.
- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Census Bureau could not create statistical models to fill the projected gaps in the undercount as a way of ‘reapportioning’ U.S. Congressional districts.
- The 1990 undercount also proved frustrating for scholars who use demographic data to conduct their research.
1.1The amount by which a count or figure falls short of the actual figure.
- First, because it fails to account for improvements in living standards over time, our poverty measure yields a significant undercount of those who are materially deprived compared to the rest of us.
- Some leaders of those groups claim that's a significant undercount.
- The Census Bureau first detected significant undercounts 20 years ago, when the response rate to the 1980 nationwide mailing fell to a 75 percent from a 78 percent response in 1970.
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