Adjective "underinvesting" definition and examples

(Underinvesting may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ʌndərɪnˈvɛst/

Definitions and examples

verb

Fail to invest sufficient money or resources in a project or enterprise.
  1. 'In addition, health care has heavily underinvested in information technology compared with other enterprises.'
  2. 'Well, health care underinvests in information technology.'
  3. 'The private sector generally underinvests in this type of R&D because it cannot capture all the benefits.'
  4. 'Irish businesses in general have underinvested in IT.'
  5. 'The departments in which administrators underinvest are generally those whose faculty teach more undergraduates, but do not bring in external funds.'
  6. 'The equity and cash allocation means that the fund is likely to be underinvested in bonds.'
  7. 'I think process control networks are an area where the public and private sector may be underinvesting.'
  8. 'Previous management had underinvested in Europe for years while waiting for a major acquisition, resulting in unsustainable earnings that would take up to three years to turn around.'
  9. 'The problems with the public services are that they are underinvested in, but they are also not based around the needs of the individual consumer.'
  10. 'First, highly variable cash flows imply that there will be periods when a firm will underinvest in worthwhile projects.'

More definitions

1. to put (money) to use, by purchase or expenditure, in something offering potential profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value.

2. to use (money), as in accumulating something: to invest large sums in books.

3. to use, give, or devote (time, talent, etc.), as for a purpose or to achieve something: He invested a lot of time in helping retarded children.

4. to furnish with power, authority, rank, etc.: The Constitution invests the presiden

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be underinvesting."

Origin

(invest)