undervaluation

noun

un·​der·​val·​u·​a·​tion ˌən-dər-ˌval-yə-ˈwā-shən How to pronounce undervaluation (audio)
1
: the act of undervaluing
2
: a value below the real worth

Examples of undervaluation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That leads to vast undervaluation of many leading scholars and, accordingly, their schools. Peter Campbell, Foreign Affairs, 15 Sep. 2013 For example, the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, in 2019 began offering housing assistance to Black residents to atone for generations of property undervaluation by white appraisers that slowed Black families’ efforts to accumulate generational wealth. USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2024 This undervaluation is a direct result of manipulative tactics by certain entities looking to exploit our assets in Argentina. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 12 Feb. 2024 Doing so leads to a biased interpretation of data and an undervaluation of remote work practices, including innovative strategies like virtual asynchronous brainstorming. Gleb Tsipursky, Fortune, 3 Jan. 2024 Specifically, a drop in the VIX reduces the undervaluation effect. Hersh Shefrin, Forbes, 17 July 2023 The first driver captures information about the degree to which bitcoin’s price changes because of undervaluation. Hersh Shefrin, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Biased gender social norms are a major barrier to achieving gender equality, the report’s authors warn, adding that the undervaluation of women’s capabilities and rights in society constrains women’s choices and opportunities. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, 12 June 2023 Goldman Sachs’ systems for evaluating employees’ performance lack key safeguards to ensure fairness and proper implementation, resulting in the systematic undervaluation of female employees’ performance. Cassie Werber, Quartz, 9 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of undervaluation was in 1629

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“Undervaluation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undervaluation. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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