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[uhn-der-rep-ri-zent] /ˌʌn dərˌrɛp rɪˈzɛnt/
verb (used with object)
to give inadequate representation to; represent in numbers that are disproportionately low.
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underrepresentation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Despite all this, unmarried folks remain underrepresented.
  • We focus on indigenous and underrepresented minority cultures.
  • They apparently felt underrepresented and out of step with the established parties.
  • Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
  • The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.
  • Steel is shamefully underrepresented in fashion today.
  • Yet the common aim is to increase the presence of underrepresented groups.
  • The interests and life experiences of seniors are significantly underrepresented on television.
  • It also seems to imply that end users are consistently underrepresented compared to suppliers of compilers and tools.

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