Definitions

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  • n. The practice of accepting a match that is less than optimal, especially when accepting a place at a college or university when a superior one was available

Etymologies

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under- +‎ matching

Examples

  • But the authors focus on the phenomenon called "undermatching" - the surprisingly large number of well-qualified high school seniors with credentials to attend strong four-year colleges, but who chose other options instead - less selective schools, two-year colleges, or no college at all.

    Statesman - AP Sports

  • Any bias from undermatching of abortions is likely to be toward underestimation of abortion in the control arm, since the control arm had more missing data than the intervention arm.

    PLoS Medicine: New Articles

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