undercount

[ verb uhn-der-kount; noun uhn-der-kount ]
/ verb ˌʌn dərˈkaʊnt; noun ˈʌn dərˌkaʊnt /

verb (used with object)

to count less than the full number or amount of: The mayor claimed the census had undercounted the city's population.

noun

a count or total that is less than the actual number or amount.

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Origin of undercount

First recorded in 1950–55; under- + count1
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Example sentences from the Web for undercount

  • Outside clearings do not undercount outside check deposits nearly to the extent that Professor Fisher assumes.

    The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.