Definition of under-record in English:



[with object]
  • 1Record (a number or amount) as being lower than it really is.

    ‘these victim studies also under-record the amount’
    • ‘For a variety of reasons, this type of crime is under-reported and under-recorded in the county.’
    • ‘The problem here is not just that imports have been growing sharply, but also that official figures may significantly under-record the strength of imports.’
    • ‘Military expenditures and interest payments had been serially under-recorded and the surplus recorded in the social security account had been over-stated.’
    • ‘These fungi are almost certainly under-recorded throughout Britain, although they are also considered to be under threat.’
    1. 1.1 Record (data or information) insufficiently or inadequately.
      ‘such conditions had been markedly under-recorded in medical inspection’