Definition of underrepresentation in US English:

underrepresentation

noun

  • See underrepresent

    • ‘I think all we know is first of all that there is under-representation.’
    • ‘The profession has recognised that something must be done to address its woeful under-representation of women.’
    • ‘Many people we consulted throughout the course of the project expressed frustration that, although the problem of under-representation has been recognised and discussed over a number of years, very little has been done.’
    • ‘‘More should be done to address under-representation from other areas than inner cities, including areas of rural deprivation,’ the report added.’
    • ‘The proper response to the under-representation of state pupils is to raise school standards, not discriminate against the brightest.’

Pronunciation

underrepresentation

/-zən-/