un·​der·​val·​u·​a·​tion | \ ˌən-dər-ˌval-yə-ˈwā-shən How to pronounce undervaluation (audio) \

Definition of undervaluation

1 : the act of undervaluing
2 : a value below the real worth

Examples of undervaluation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The undervaluation, even in the affluent Bowie enclave where the Taylors live, contributes to the yawning racial wealth gap in which the average White family in America holds eight times the wealth of the average Black family. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 Ultimately, undervaluation of Black communities could reduce property tax revenue to fund maintenance and improvement of local schools and amenities. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 Pungong adds that lack of proper data on African soccer leads to undervaluation of the continent’s players, clubs, and other sports assets. Carlos Mureithi, Quartz, 24 Mar. 2022 Priestly shared their experience with neighbors, including the Taylors, and discovered a pattern of undervaluation. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 The valuation rank of 6 out of 10 points to undervaluation even though its share price and price-sales ratio are closing in on multiyear highs. Gurufocus, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 The company had a 10% dividend yield at that point, a clear sign of either (1) disaster ahead, or (2) extreme undervaluation. George Calhoun, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 The valuation rank of 6 out of 10, however, leans more toward undervaluation since the share price and price-book ratio are both approaching multiyear lows. Gurufocus, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 The valuation rank of 8 out of 10, however, favors undervaluation. Gurufocus, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of undervaluation

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Undervaluation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undervaluation. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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