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underproduction

[uhn-der-pruh-duhk-shuh n] /ˌʌn dər prəˈdʌk ʃən/
noun
1.
production that is less than normal or than is required by the demand.
Origin of underproduction
1885-1890
1885-90; under- + production
Related forms
underproductivity
[uhn-der-proh-duhk-tiv-i-tee, -prod-uh k-] /ˌʌn dərˌproʊ dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti, -ˌprɒd ək-/ (Show IPA),
noun
underproductive, adjective
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Examples from the web for underproduction
  • underproduction of these hormones is known as hypothyroidism.
  • One mechanism suggests that thrombocytopenia in these populations may be secondary to underproduction of platelets.
  • Still others can directly stimulate or inhibit the endocrine system, causing overproduction or underproduction of hormones.
  • Still others may directly stimulate or inhibit the endocrine system, causing overproduction or underproduction of hormones.
  • Economic growth has been generally weak and is characterized by underproduction.
British Dictionary definitions for underproduction

underproduction

/ˌʌndəprəˈdʌkʃən/
noun
1.
(commerce) production below full capacity or below demand
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