Underweight definitions

ŭn'dər-wāt'
Below the normal, desirable, or allowed weight.
adjective
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Holding or containing relatively less of a specified asset, security, etc.
adjective
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Weight that is less than needed, desired, or allowed.
noun
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In investing, to hold a smaller amount or proportion of in a portfolio, as in relation to some benchmark.

To underweight technology stocks.

verb
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Weighing less than is normal, healthy, or required.
adjective
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Insufficiency of weight.
noun
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Weighing less than is normal, healthy, or required.
adjective
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Insufficiency of weight.
noun
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An investment or a sector that takes up a relatively small percentage of a portfolio. For example, an analyst might tell investors to underweight their holdings of technology stocks, or a person may say that their telecom holdings are underweighted. Underweight contrasts with overweight, which means that there is a disproportionately high amount of funds in a particular stock or sector.
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He's so underweight he's had to buy smaller clothes.

He's thirty pounds underweight.

adjective
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Not too heavy for an intended purpose.

The suitcase is just slightly underweight; I'll let it on the plane.

adjective
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(finance) Being less invested in a particular area than market wisdom suggests.

The fund is underweight in mining.

adjective
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The state or quality of being underweight.
noun
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To underestimate the weight of.
verb
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To give insufficient weight to (a consideration); to underestimate the importance of.
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Origin of underweight

under- +"Ž weight.