to give inadequate representation to; represent in numbers that are disproportionately low.
- un·der·rep·re·sen·ta·tion, noun
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How to use underrepresent in a sentence
According to experts, the footage underrepresents the potential risk of exposure from airborne particles.Military-grade camera shows risks of airborne coronavirus spread | Dalton Bennett, Sarah Cahlan, Daron Taylor | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Latinos, the fastest growing minority group in America, are even more underrepresented in Congress.
Hosted by Larry Wilmore, the series will feature a diverse panel of voices currently underrepresented in comedy and television.Meet Larry Wilmore, Stephen Colbert’s Replacement and Host of the New Series ‘The Minority Report’ | Marlow Stern | May 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the entertainment field, minorities are painfully underrepresented on camera.‘SNL’ Gets What the Rest of TV Should: Racial Diversity Means Quality | Dean Obeidallah | January 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The background of Reynolds, it should go without saying, is that yes, black areas were often severely underrepresented.
As it stands, Christians and women are underrepresented in both Parliament and the constitutional drafting committee.Showdown in Cairo: Egyptian High Court Dissolves Parliament | Vivian Salama | June 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST