un·​der·​rep·​re·​sent·​ed ˌən-dər-ˌre-pri-ˈzen-təd How to pronounce underrepresented (audio)
: inadequately represented
underrepresentation noun

Examples of underrepresented in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Conservative backlash is 'bluster,' diversity advocate says In the fight to level opportunities for underrepresented groups, the stakes are high, according to Shijuade Kadree, director of tech equity and the tech accountability coalition at the Aspen Institute. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2023 Applications open today for the latest cohort, which will focus on plus-size pinners from underrepresented backgrounds in North America. Paresh Dave, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 The green transition is a cross-cutting policy issue that requires the inclusion of those who might be excluded from green-growth sectors and green jobs, such as young professionals, women, and members of underrepresented communities. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Sep. 2023 Women have been historically underrepresented in surgery in the U.S. — sometimes making up less than 10% in certain specialities like orthopedic and thoracic surgery. Deborah Balthazar, STAT, 30 Aug. 2023 Both projects center underrepresented identities and explore the nuances of womanhood through flawed, relatable and hilarious characters. Jaden Thompson, Variety, 25 Aug. 2023 King hopes the upcoming Black Lens Spotlight Night will open doors for other groups that are often underrepresented in film. Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times, al, 22 Aug. 2023 To increase voter turnout among historically underrepresented areas, the district commission also established that the city’s east and north/northeast districts will continue to elect their representatives during presidential election years. oregonlive, 22 Aug. 2023 Although the percentage of white characters decreased over the same 16-year time frame, there were no other differences observed for characters from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups. Malia Mendez, Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of underrepresented was in 1853

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“Underrepresented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underrepresented. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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