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tr.v. un·der·count·ed, un·der·count·ing, un·der·counts
To record fewer than the actual number of (persons in a census, for example).

un′der·count′ n.
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(Statistics) statistics an incomplete count
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(v. ˌʌn dərˈkaʊnt; n. ˈʌn dərˌkaʊnt)
1. to count less than the full number or amount of, esp. in an attempt to falsify records, returns, etc.
2. a count or total that is less than the actual number or amount.
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In response, officials had worked to improve the counting process to minimize errors, be they what came to be called undercounts, overcounts, miscounts, padding, or curbstoning.
The newspaper method likely undercounts the incidents, since most defensive gun uses--especially ones that don't result in the gun being fired--never make the papers.
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