un·​der·​rep·​re·​sent·​ed | \ ˌən-dər-ˌre-pri-ˈzen-təd \

Definition of underrepresented

: inadequately represented

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underrepresentation \ ˌən-​dər-​ˌre-​pri-​ˌzen-​ˈtā-​shən , -​zən-​ \ noun

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Conservatives are often described as underrepresented and under siege on college campuses and in newsrooms. Bobby Jindal, WSJ, "Conservatism Isn’t Dead Yet," 25 Nov. 2018 With the grant, Olson plans to train and open opportunities for people who are underrepresented in research. Hannah Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "UW researcher wins $625,000 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ for transgender youth study," 4 Oct. 2018 Use your platform to bring underrepresented people to the table. SELF, "7 Ways Experts and Influencers Can Make Their Nutrition Advice More Inclusive," 16 Oct. 2018 For the first time, the prestigious lab will include over 50 percent female composers, a hefty number for a group that’s underrepresented in this Hollywood climate. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "BMI Continues Support of Sundance Institute Film Composers Program With Music & Sound Design Lab," 28 June 2018 Historically, Native Americans are among the most underrepresented groups in Washington. Abby Vesoulis, Time, "President Trump Is Spurring Native American Women to Run for Office," 20 June 2018 Wilson went through the museum’s storage and selected objects for his Mining the Museum installation that highlighted the underrepresented contributions of African-Americans, Native Americans, women and other groups to Maryland’s history. Jackie Mansky, Smithsonian, "The Neuroscientist in the Art Museum," 19 June 2018 One way that Cam is working towards change is by becoming a member of the Recording Academy's Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, which studies the challenges facing underrepresented musicians such as women and people of color in the music industry. refinery29.com, ""Diane" Singer Cam Talks Sexism In Country Music," 16 May 2018 Backstage Capital is a venture capital firm that invests specifically in underrepresented founders. Paula Rogo, Essence.com, "With Her 'It's About Damn Time' Fund, Arlan Hamilton Is Bringing $36 Million In V.C. Funding To Black Women," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of underrepresented

1853, in the meaning defined above

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