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

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This is another example of beauty brands catering to specific audiences in the way that Glossier makes products for the minimalist beauty buff and how Fenty has homed in on their underrepresented customers in terms of shade availability. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "Gucci Beauty Launches Lipsticks for the Cool Kids (That's You)," 8 May 2019 Alicia Garza As a cofounder of Black Lives Matter, Marie Claire contributing editor Alicia Garza has called for the empowerment of the underrepresented. Alicia Garza, Marie Claire, "Alicia Garza on How Women Are Battling Mass Incarceration," 30 Apr. 2019 This whole ordeal pushed me in new directions and helped me see some of the roadblocks underrepresented critics are having. Valerie Complex, Harper's BAZAAR, "Brie Larson Wants Captain Marvel to Change the Film Industry," 25 Mar. 2019 But when a company calculates ethnicity and race, some populations are underrepresented or overrepresented based on how many people are already in that company’s secret DNA database. Christine Willmsen, The Seattle Times, "Lynnwood man tried to use a home DNA test to qualify as a minority business owner. He was denied — now he’s suing.," 13 Sep. 2018 After volunteering at a senior living facility in Alief, she was inspired to help underrepresented populations. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Grads with grit: UHD’s oldest & youngest graduates show that age has no boundaries," 31 May 2018 Such grants are particularly important for developing teachers from underrepresented populations and for high-need schools. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Is Congress about to gut funding for teacher preparation programs?," 22 May 2018 Former Central Connecticut State University President Jack Miller, who was known as an advocate for underrepresented populations in higher education and as a devoted Blue Devil, died on Monday. Kathleen Megan, courant.com, "Former CCSU President Jack Miller Dies," 3 Apr. 2018 But even after this year’s wins by female candidates, women will remain heavily underrepresented in the upper reaches of the nation’s political power. Julie Bykowicz, WSJ, "Women Enjoy Political Gains, but Advocates Want More," 13 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of underrepresented

1853, in the meaning defined above

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