from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Insufficiently or inadequately represented: the underrepresented minority groups, ignored by the government.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of underrepresent.
- adj. Having less than adequate or sufficient representation
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And why Republicans would want to go uncounted and risk having their bright red states be underrepresented is beyond me …
Therefore, I find it somewhat disingenuous when people start talking about how to encourage certain underrepresented groups enter graduate schools in sciences.
Note: Many scholars are beginning to change their lexicon of language to use the word underrepresented to denote this particular ideal.
Since 2003 the small, elite liberal-arts school in Brunswick, Maine, has boosted the proportion of so-called underrepresented minority students (blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans, about 30 percent of the U.S. population) in entering freshman classes from 8 percent to 13 percent.
Connecting Obama with the potential success of the underrepresented was a common theme among party attendees and artsists alike.
Throughout MnSCU's 32 schools, enrollment has skyrocketed particularly among low-income students, students of color and those whose parents did not attend college - those MnSCU has identified as underrepresented students.
Mr. Coulter described the private-equity industry as "underrepresented" in China's economy, but predicted it would expand substantially.
Meanwhile, over at the State Department, they're extending more visas to those from "underrepresented" populations (usually Muslim), and now welcoming Tariq Ramadan (terror sympathizer and grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood) to our shores.
At UCLA, the numbers of incoming "underrepresented" minorities also dropped precipitously.
WHITFIELD: So Dr. Hovda, is it plausible that concussions endured during sports like football, maybe even boxing, and perhaps even wrestling and other contact sports, that perhaps long-term dangers are being either overlooked or kind of underrepresented?
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