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overrepresentation

Definitions

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  • n. The condition of being overrepresented
  • n. An excessive representation

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Examples

  • The overrepresentation is NOT in the group known as homosexuals.

    Think Progress » Donohue: ‘There’s a connection between homosexuality and sexual abuse of minors.’

  • Does an "overrepresentation" of Jewish lawyers and doctors mean non-Jews have been excluded?

    March 2005

  • Does an "overrepresentation" of Democratic anthropologists mean Republican anthropologists have been shunted aside?

    March 2005

  • In some periods the social democratic government owed its majority in the Riksdag to the "overrepresentation" the advantages this electoral system brought and to the support from the Communist

    Bertil Ohlin - Autobiography

  • But now that I'm back and have thought about this during the day, it turns out that I really don't have anything to say about the "overrepresentation" of immigrant (or offspring of immigrant) blacks among the "underrepresented" blacks on American campuses.

    EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL

  • 'overrepresentation' of the YES voters at the next referendum.

    The Corner on National Review Online

  • Yet both Christians and their critics observed a marked overrepresentation of women in the early churches, a fact the critics used to their advantage: "What respectable group caters to women?"

    Greg Carey: The Power And Presence of Women In The Earliest Churches

  • "We are concerned about the overrepresentation of charter schools in low-income and predominantly minority communities," wrote the NAACP, the National Action Network, the National Urban League, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and others in a statement last year.

    Charters and Minority Progress

  • There is an overrepresentation of the poor, of women of color, and clearly the economic recession that was at its height at the time this data was collected and had an impact on poor women's decisions to proceed or not with a pregnancy, says Joffe, author of the 2010 book Dispatches from the Abortion Wars.

    Abortion rates decline overall, increasing in poor

  • Save for perhaps a slight overrepresentation of piercings and tattoos, nothing indicated an unusual field of study.

    Cannabusiness

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