Definition of underproduce in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌʌndəprəˈdjuːs/


[with object]
1Produce less of (a commodity) than is wanted or needed: we are underproducing geologists to work in industry
More example sentences
  • Those three cities and others like them have been losing population - particularly young families - and underproducing jobs more than virtually anywhere else in North America.
  • You underproduced; a shortfall of at least 30%
  • Few businesses have the luxury of having a poorly hired employee blindside their enterprise by underproducing or creating negativity among other workers.
2 (often as adjective underproduced) Record or produce (a song or film) in such a basic way that it appears rough or unfinished.
Example sentences
  • For all the excitement New York's electro parties generated last year, little came out of the scene but underproduced music.
  • With its abrupt cuts, minimal score, copious dialogue, and large ensemble cast, the film has an underproduced, semi-documentary feel.
  • Each song's instruments (largely varying forms of guitar, with the occasional appearance of piano and drumbeats) are well separated in the mix and the voice is intimate and underproduced.



Pronunciation: /ˌʌndəprəˈdʌkʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • The basic economic idea underlying this is that, when there is open access, and no exclusive rights, resources will be consumed faster, resulting in underproduction or shortage.
  • Inaccurate estimates can lead to over- or underproduction, a problem that does not occur in the digital distribution of music via the Internet.
  • The liberation brought ecstatic scenes throughout France and nurtured hopes of radical change, but there were still the same, or even worse, problems of shortages and underproduction.

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