Definitions

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  • n. A substructure; foundation; infrastructure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as substruction.

Etymologies

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From underbuild ("to build beneath, lay a foundation for"), equivalent to underbuild +‎ -ing.

Examples

  • By now, massive underbuilding during the slump far exceeds the overbuilding during the boom.

    How to Clean Up the Housing Mess

  • CityUnslicker said ... massive underbuilding due to planning regs is a key factor.

    House !

  • How do they avoid underbuilding or overbuilding the dams and reservoirs?

    Positive and Negative Responders « Climate Audit

  • The bridge that spans the little but rapid river Belle, is perhaps a trifle too vast and Roman for its site; but it was built by the first duke of the second dynasty, who was always afraid of underbuilding his position.

    Tancred Or, The New Crusade

  • "We've gone a couple years now where we are severely underbuilding new homes" because of decreased demand to buy, says Canally.

    SmartMoney.com

  • When we've collectively been underbuilding for years, it's an expensive trade off, made worse by having to compete with investors whose borrowing costs are subsidised by other tax payers.

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  • "We overbuilt from 2004 to 2006, but now we're underbuilding," he said.

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  • That’s why there’s gross underbuilding of roads in every major city, and in some cases Portland OR increased traffic congestion is an explicit, publicly stated goal of the regional government.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » The $9 Billion Dollar Toe

  • Those who read this site regularly know my take on the matter, which is that overpromising of indoor Wi-Fi coverage by some firms and cities (not most, thankfully); an expectation of much higher subscriber numbers; underbuilding of the network in early phases based on overoptimistic coverage estimates; an rush to the bottom to provide no-cost networks to city with revenue chasing the subscribers who never arrived; and a lack of plans by most cities about what, in particular, to do with the networks that were being built has led to the current implosion.

    Wi-Fi Networking News

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