Definition of underoccupancy in English:

underoccupancy

noun

British
  • [mass noun] (with reference to holiday or hospital accommodation) the state of not being occupied to the expected or advertised capacity:

    ‘the underoccupancy of beds’
    [as modifier] ‘underoccupancy surcharges on holiday apartments’
    • ‘Consequently, underoccupancy will be charged up to the price for eight persons.’
    • ‘If there are fewer adults then underoccupancy supplements apply but if there are more adults then reductions apply.’
    • ‘Unless underoccupancy supplements are paid, rooms will be allocated in accordance with the number occupying the room.’
    • ‘All you need to pay are the underoccupancy supplements based on the number of full fare paying adults.’
    • ‘But the price you pay depends on the number of people you want to sleep - and we do not charge for underoccupancy.’

Pronunciation

underoccupancy

/ʌndərˈɒkjəpənsi/