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1Produce less of (a commodity) than is wanted or needed:‘we are underproducing geologists to work in industry’
- ‘Few businesses have the luxury of having a poorly hired employee blindside their enterprise by underproducing or creating negativity among other workers.’
- ‘You underproduced; a shortfall of at least 30%’
- ‘Those three cities and others like them have been losing population - particularly young families - and underproducing jobs more than virtually anywhere else in North America.’
2often as adjective underproducedRecord or produce (a song or film) in such a basic way that it appears rough or unfinished.
- ‘Even in his studio, which is the best-equipped, the songs have a raw, underproduced, disposable quality.’
- ‘Surely somewhere there is an underproduced cabaret musical that is worth the paper that it is printed on.’
- ‘With its abrupt cuts, minimal score, copious dialogue, and large ensemble cast, the film has an underproduced, semi-documentary feel.’
- ‘For all the excitement New York's electro parties generated last year, little came out of the scene but underproduced music.’
- ‘Each song's instruments (largely varying forms of guitar, with the occasional appearance of piano and drumbeats) are well separated in the mix and the voice is intimate and underproduced.’
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