noun Date: 1887 the production of less than enough to satisfy the demand or of less than the usual amount

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  • underproduction — un‧der‧pro‧duc‧tion [ˌʌndəprəˈdʌkʆn ǁ ˌ dər ] noun [uncountable] ECONOMICS the situation when fewer goods or services are produced than are needed or planned: • The underproduction of fertilisers and farm machinery have both contributed to the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Underproduction — Un der*pro*duc tion, n. (Polit. Econ.) The production of less than is demanded or of less than the usual supply. F. A. Walker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underproduction — underproductivity /un deuhr proh duk tiv i tee, prod euhk /, n. underproductive, adj. /un deuhr preuh duk sheuhn/, n. production that is less than normal or than is required by the demand. [1885 90; UNDER + PRODUCTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • underproduction — noun The production of an insufficient amount …   Wiktionary

  • underproduction — n. manufacture that is less than what is required, manufacture that is less than normal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underproduction — un•der•pro•duc•tion [[t]ˌʌn dər prəˈdʌk ʃən[/t]] n. bus production that is less than normal or than is required by the demand • Etymology: 1885–90 un der•pro duc•tiv′i•ty ˌproʊ dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti, ˌprɒd ək n …   From formal English to slang

  • underproduction — /ʌndəprəˈdʌkʃən/ (say unduhpruh dukshuhn) noun production that is less than normal, or than the demand …   Australian English dictionary

  • underproduction — n. production of less than is usual or required. * * * noun inadequate production or less than expected • Derivationally related forms: ↑underproduce • Hypernyms: ↑production * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: under ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Public good — For the egalitarian terms, see Common good and Public interest. In economics, a public good is a good that is nonrival and non excludable. Non rivalry means that consumption of the good by one individual does not reduce availability of the good… …   Wikipedia

  • human disease — Introduction       an impairment of the normal state of a human being that interrupts or modifies its vital functions. health versus disease       Before human disease can be discussed, the meanings of the terms health, physical fitness, illness …   Universalium

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