Definition of underperform in English:

underperform

Line breaks: under|per¦form
Pronunciation: /ʌndəpəˈfɔːm
 
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verb

[no object]
  • 1Perform less well than expected: these students are at risk of underperforming
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    • This country underperforms most noticeably in research and development, entrepreneurial activity and youth unemployment.
    • If the team underperforms, the coach must look in the mirror before he does anything else.
    • But it does not alter the fact that the hotels were underperforming.
  • 1.1 [with object] Increase in value less than: the shares have underperformed the market
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    • In other words, when we take survivorship bias into account, the average mutual fund underperforms the market.
    • And sometimes, the reduction can even result in your share portfolio underperforming the overall market!
    • Plagued by concerns over generic competition plus other issues that include manufacturing problems, shares in the company have underperformed the overall market.

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underperformance

noun
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  • He added that the independent retail sector must continually invest in training and recognise areas of underperformance to increase profitability and business development.
  • In the end, the company's shareholders ended up paying the the price in the shape of a ‘conglomerate discount’ and long-term market underperformance.
  • The significant underperformance of the economy and the growing fiscal deficit suggests that balancing the budget will be the primary focus of the incoming government.

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