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[oh-ver-rep-ri-zent] /ˌoʊ vərˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt/
verb (used with object)
to give too much representation to; represent in numbers that are disproportionately high.
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overrepresentation, noun Unabridged
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  • Consequently, doubling the number of joint filings would overrepresent them compared with filings under the old law.
  • Thus, the case studies tend to underrepresent potential benefits and overrepresent potential costs.

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