un·​der·​count ˌən-dər-ˈkau̇nt How to pronounce undercount (audio)
undercounted; undercounting; undercounts

transitive verb

: to count fewer than the actual number of
undercount noun

Examples of undercount in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Small business owners wildly overestimate how many customers arrive by car In study after study in city after city around the world, researchers have found that merchants exaggerate the share of patrons who arrive by car and undercount those who walk, bike, or ride transit. David Zipper, Vox, 11 June 2024 If passive surveillance tends to undercount, active surveillance can conversely over count. Kelly M. Greenhill, Foreign Affairs, 9 Feb. 2015 Even those figures may undercount the creator economy’s real impact, said Erica Groshen, the former head of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Taylor Lorenz, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2023 Related: The next Census could undercount the number of disabled Americans by 20 million This approach is known as data disaggregation: breaking down the information into smaller, more specific variables. Juan Carlos Gonzalez Jr., STAT, 19 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for undercount 

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undercount was in 1951

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“Undercount.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undercount. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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