Definition of under-represent in English:

under-represent

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Pronunciation: /ʌndərɛprɪˈzɛnt
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Provide with insufficient or inadequate representation: women are under-represented at high levels
    More example sentences
    • If people are under-represented on campus or in the employment figures, that could be evidence of an underlying social injustice.
    • Citizens who are not students are in danger of being under-represented in their area if students have access to such direct political representation.
    • The company believes it is under-represented in the capital, with only one of its 30 Scottish stores located in the city, compared with six in Glasgow.

Derivatives

under-representation

noun
More example sentences
  • Many people we consulted throughout the course of the project expressed frustration that, although the problem of under-representation has been recognised and discussed over a number of years, very little has been done.
  • The proper response to the under-representation of state pupils is to raise school standards, not discriminate against the brightest.
  • The profession has recognised that something must be done to address its woeful under-representation of women.

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