underproduction

[ uhn-der-pruh-duhk-shuhn ]
/ ˌʌn dər prəˈdʌk ʃən /

noun

production that is less than normal or than is required by the demand.

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Origin of underproduction

First recorded in 1885–90; under- + production

OTHER WORDS FROM underproduction

un·der·pro·duc·tiv·i·ty [uhn-der-proh-duhk-tiv-i-tee, -prod-uhk-], /ˌʌn dərˌproʊ dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti, -ˌprɒd ək-/, nounun·der·pro·duc·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for underproduction

underproduction
/ (ˌʌndəprəˈdʌkʃən) /

noun

commerce production below full capacity or below demand
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