undercount

[v. uhn-der-kount; n. uhn-der-kount]
verb (used with object)
1.
to count less than the full number or amount of: The mayor claimed the census had undercounted the city's population.
noun
2.
a count or total that is less than the actual number or amount.

Origin:
1950–55; under- + count1

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