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Represented in excessive or disproportionately large numbers or amounts: "Just as conflict and crisis are greatly overrepresented in dreams, the ordinary stuff of life is underplayed" (Jonathan Gottschall).

o′ver·rep′re·sen·ta′tion (-zĕn-tā′shən, -zən-) n.


represented disproportionately or in too large a number (corresponding to the number in the population, etc)
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Shiites got more power, Christians maintained their overrepresentation.
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I hope to engage all Canadians in a dialogue about historic trauma, the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in jail, as well as hope, healing, and reconciliation," she said.
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Even if that were true, it misses the point about reducing costs and tackling overrepresentation.
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