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

Definition of underrepresented

: inadequately represented

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 As a result of this election, the Board will now comprise of 54% women and 28% of members will belong to an underrepresented racial or ethnic group. Clayton Davis, Variety, 22 June 2022 The new board is comprised of 54% women, with 28% belonging to an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, according to the Academy. Paul Grein, Billboard, 22 June 2022 Yeah, companies are making more of an effort to make sure that the LGBTQ community is part of its recruitment and promotion processes, just like members of any other underrepresented or marginalized group. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 2 June 2022 California companies moved to diversify their boards in the wake of AB979, a bill passed in the fall of 2020 that required them to have at least one member of an underrepresented group. Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 May 2022 This is an underrepresented age group in Arizona's aspen forests. Lindsey Botts, The Arizona Republic, 23 Jan. 2022 Focus each session on a different topic or underrepresented group. Tara Ataya, Quartz, 22 Nov. 2021 But Wu’s win holds particular significance for Asian American women, a group severely underrepresented in the political sphere. NBC News, 6 Nov. 2021 Adobe has also put effort behind raising the profiles of another underrepresented group in the creative community: women. Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of underrepresented

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Underrepresented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underrepresented. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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