Definition of underemphasis in US English:

underemphasis

noun

  • See underemphasize

    • ‘In our approach to environmental problems, there is an enduring overemphasis on visible air and water pollution and an underemphasis on the decline of ecosystem services and the population consumption factors driving that decline.’
    • ‘When a technique is overused or too many devices occur at the same time the result is overemphasis; when a technique is underused or too few devices occur the result is underemphasis.’

Pronunciation

underemphasis

/-sis/