Definition of underfunding in US English:

underfunding

noun

  • Insufficient provision of money for a particular purpose, especially by an organization or government.

    ‘the chronic underfunding of elderly care’
    • ‘Parents are having to pay too much in school fees to compensate for chronic underfunding by the provincial government.’
    • ‘Large excess capacity still exists and pension underfunding continues to haunt firms.’
    • ‘The current underfunding problem dictates an extensive overhaul.’
    • ‘Underfunding means the program may not take on new clients.’
    • ‘Top of the considerable pile of conundrums on his desk as director of television is the station's perennial problem of underfunding.’

Pronunciation

underfunding

/ˌəndərˈfəndɪŋ//ˌəndərˈfəndiNG/