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- n. A prediction that is smaller that is the case
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Such systematic underprediction is the classic, technical definition of test bias.
Similarly, the underprediction of low-level and mid-level clouds presumably affects the magnitude of the radiative response to climate warming in the widespread regions of subsidence.
Each year the SAT misleads with an optimistic forecast of future male performance in college and an underprediction of the grades to be earned by women.
Critics blame sophisticated test biases for this underprediction.
EL, your cite as I read it says that the IEA projections are based on "business as usual" scenarios, not build potential, and that that is the explanation for their consistent underprediction of wind capacity.