un·​der·​in·​vest·​ment ˌən-dər-in-ˈves(t)-mənt How to pronounce underinvestment (audio)
: an insufficient amount of investment

Examples of underinvestment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the population grew, issues quickly emerged with Johnson Utilities, and underinvestment in infrastructure eventually caught up with him. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, 1 May 2024 Black communities have faced discrimination and underinvestment for decades and are justifiably frustrated, Ms. Wilson said. Matt Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for underinvestment 

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of underinvestment was in 1940

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“Underinvestment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underinvestment. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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