[ verb uhn-der-kount; noun uhn-der-kount ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to count less than the full number or amount of: The mayor claimed the census had undercounted the city's population.

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

Origin of undercount

First recorded in 1950–55; under- + count1

Words Nearby undercount

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How to use undercount in a sentence

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

    The Value of Money | Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • Do the figures that get into the "all other" deposits from those connected with the Stock Exchange undercount sales made there?

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