Definition of under-read in English:

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under-read

Pronunciation: /ʌndəˈriːd/

verb (past and past participle under-read)

[no object]
(Of a gauge or dial) show a reading lower than the true one.
Example sentences
  • I was informed that as an advanced driver I should demonstrate I have the skill to use speed to improve my safety, given that the police will allow eight per cent over the limit, plus I have an inherent under-reading on my speedo.

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