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under-record Line breaks: under-record
Pronunciation: /ˌʌndərɪˈkɔːd/

Definition of under-record in English:


[with object]
1Record (a number or amount) as being lower than it really is: these victim studies also under-record the amount
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  • Military expenditures and interest payments had been serially under-recorded and the surplus recorded in the social security account had been over-stated.
  • The problem here is not just that imports have been growing sharply, but also that official figures may significantly under-record the strength of imports.
  • For a variety of reasons, this type of crime is under-reported and under-recorded in the county.
1.1Record (data or information) insufficiently or inadequately: such conditions had been markedly under-recorded in medical inspection

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