underrepresented

adjective
un·​der·​rep·​re·​sent·​ed | \ ˌən-dər-ˌre-pri-ˈzen-təd How to pronounce underrepresented (audio) \

Definition of underrepresented

: inadequately represented

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Other Words from underrepresented

underrepresentation \ ˌən-​dər-​ˌre-​pri-​ˌzen-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce underrepresented (audio) , -​zən-​ \ noun

Examples of underrepresented in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Right now, the path to funding for underrepresented or female founders is even harder. Marija Butkovic, Forbes, "8 Female Venture Capital Investors To Watch In 2021," 1 Mar. 2021 Irish, Italians, British, Russian, Chinese, Mexicans -- but Jewish and Black people were vastly underrepresented, said Berjeaut. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, "Black lawman a star in France," 28 Feb. 2021 These primary care practices are poised to critically extend Covid-19 vaccination capacity nationwide, particularly for vulnerable, rural, and underrepresented populations. Emily Maxson, STAT, "Primary care practices could be the Biden administration’s secret weapon in the fight against Covid-19," 27 Feb. 2021 Last year, when protests flared nationwide after the killing of George Floyd, Ms. Friar sought Mr. Bryant’s advice about how Nextdoor could be more useful to underrepresented and minority communities. Peter Rudegeair, WSJ, "Where Nextdoor’s CEO Looks for Neighborly Advice," 27 Feb. 2021 As founder of the African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota, Bell wanted to explore the experience of being Black outside of the Twin Cities, and tell those underrepresented stories. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, "Being Black in Minnesota's suburbs and farmlands: a new exhibit tells the stories," 24 Feb. 2021 Despite new highs in the shares of episodes directed by women and Black creators, Latino filmmakers and women of color remained severely underrepresented, the union said. Anousha Sakoui, Los Angeles Times, "More women and TV directors of color working, new DGA report shows," 23 Feb. 2021 The early jockeying illustrates how eager Democratic officials are to leave their mark on Mr. Biden’s effort to elevate historically underrepresented contenders for a landmark Supreme Court nomination. New York Times, "How Democrats Are Already Maneuvering to Shape Biden’s First Supreme Court Pick," 21 Feb. 2021 The early jockeying illustrates how eager Democratic officials are to leave their mark on Biden’s effort to elevate historically underrepresented contenders for a landmark Supreme Court nomination. Jonathan Martin, BostonGlobe.com, "Democrats already maneuvering to shape Biden’s first Supreme Court pick," 21 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of underrepresented

1853, in the meaning defined above

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3 Mar 2021

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“Underrepresented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underrepresented. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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