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 (ŭn′dər-prə-do͞os′, -dyo͞os′)
tr. & intr.v. un·der·pro·duced, un·der·pro·duc·ing, un·der·pro·duces
To produce in a quantity insufficient to meet the need or demand.

un′der·pro·duc′tion (-dŭk′shən) n.
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(Commerce) commerce production below full capacity or below demand
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(ˌʌn dər prəˈdʌk ʃən)

production that is less than normal or than is required by the demand.
un`der•pro`duc•tiv′i•ty (-ˌproʊ dʌkˈtɪv ɪ ti, -ˌprɒd ək-) n.
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Noun1.underproduction - inadequate production or less than expected
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
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[ˈʌndəprəˈdʌkʃən] Nproducción f insuficiente
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For example, Hashimoto's thyroiditis (underproduction of thyroid hormones) can be treated with thyroid hormone replacement.
Some men may even suffer from low testosterone, which is the underproduction or lack of production of this hormone.
More broadly, the confluence of the global financial crisis and growing anti-developer, anti-business sentiment led to a severe underproduction of housing in Portland.
Buchman, Marley and Michael Wilkerson, "Housing Underproduction in the U.S.," EcoNorthwest, Portland, OR, January 2018.
Government-mandated production of information results in the overproduction of information irrelevant to firms' soundness (e.g., blood diamond disclosure, CEO pay ratios) and underproduction of relevant information.
In contrast, underproduction incurs the opportunity cost of disappointed customers.
Opec and a group of non-Opec countries agreed on June 22-23 to return to 100 per cent compliance with oil output cuts that began in January 2017, after months of underproduction by Venezuela and others pushed adherence above 160 per cent.
Many consider fighting against underproduction by raising prices an illogical move.
Opec and non-Opec said they would raise supply by returning to 100 per cent compliance with previously agreed output cuts, after months of underproduction. That would mean a roughly 1 million bpd increase in output.
For example, an underproduction of thyroid hormones slows down the metabolism, leading to fluid retention and swollen tissues that can exert pressure on peripheral nerves.
OPEC and a group of non-OPEC countries agreed on Saturday that they would return to 100 percent compliance with previously agreed oil output cuts, after months of underproduction by OPEC countries including Venezuela and Angola.