1. prefix Under- is used to form words that express the idea that there is not enough of something. For example if people are underfed, they are not getting enough food. ⇒ Make sure that you are not underinsured. ⇒ Victorian cut glass is perhaps the most underpriced area of the antique glass market. 2. prefix Under- is added to the beginning of nouns that refer to a job or rank in order to form nouns that refer to a less important job or rank. ⇒ ...the new undersecretary of education. ⇒ ...clients who wouldn't deal with an undermanager.
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