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Definition of the noun underrun

What does underrun mean as a name of something?


  1. [accounting] A condition in which fewer products are delivered or produced than had been ordered.
  2. [computing] A condition in which the read/write buffer is fed with data at a slower rate than required; a buffer underrun.

Definition of the verb underrun

What does underrun mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. run or pass below
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: extend / go / lead / pass / run = stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope
  2. haul onto a boat
    • example: underrun the cable for repair
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: cart / drag / hale / haul = draw slowly or heavily

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for underrun

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Google previewLinux Timesaving Techniques For Dummies (2004)

by Susan Douglas, Korry Douglas

A buffer underrun means your computer wasn't able to feed data to the burner quickly enough to keep up with the drive. Your computer may be too busy or too slow to burn a CD at the maximum rate supported by your recorder. If you get a ...

Google previewEasy Creating CDs and DVDs (2003)

by Tom Bunzel

Buffer underrun is a common feature that lets the program keep ...

Google previewScalable VoIP Mobility (2009)

Integration and Deployment by Joseph Epstein

An underrun is an awkward period of silence that happens when the phone has finished playing the previous packet and needs another packet to play, but one has not yet arrived. These underruns count as a form of error or loss, even if every ...

Google previewMillwater's Farriery: The Illustrated Dictionary of Horseshoeing and Hoofcare

by Dave Millwater

underrun heels: From the solar viewpoint, a line connecting the heel buttresses should cross the rearmost 1/4th of the frog.

Google previewThe Water Dictionary (2010)

A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology by Nancy E. McTigue, James M. Symons

saltwater underrun The more rapid movement of the ocean water along the ...

Google previewDictionary of Project Management Terms, Third Edition (2011)

by J. LeRoy Ward



underrun an unexpected lack of data. When recording a CD-R or DVD-R, the drive must run at a fixed speed throughout the recording process. If the computer cannot deliver data to it fast enough—because of a network ...

Google previewDictionary of Automotive Engineering (2016)

by Don Goodsell

underrun protection Transverse structure attached to the rear of a commercial vehicle chassis to prevent a smaller impacting ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

UNDERRUN: An abrupt lack of medical information or health data. UNFREEZE: Health data or information that discontinues current behavior. UNICODE: 16-bit standard character set with UT-F8 encoding for efficient ASCII characterization.

Google previewRSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary (2012)

by RSMeans

underpinning underrun 1. Opposite of overrun; same as pickup; the (lesser ) difference between the actual cost and the estimate. 2. Decrease in estimated quantity. undersanded With respect to concrete, containing an insufficient ...

Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon (1971)

by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury

gun hard-run hard-won Hun minute-gun попе null one outdone Outrun overdone overrun percussion-gun pun ПДП “ SaHy-lunn ” shun son spun stun sun sunn ton tun unbegun underrun undone „ unnun uprun WOII dunce once (cf. affront + 5, ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Public Management and Governance (2015)

by Gambhir Bhatta

Underrun: A situation where the level of actual expenditure is below what was estimated ex ante. Underruns occur when organizational planners either are not aware of the cost of inputs or have misjudged the proposed activity levels.

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Underrun Meaning

Video shows what underrun means. A condition in which fewer products are delivered or produced than had been ordered.. A condition in which the read/write ...

Scrabble value of U1N1D2E1R1R1U1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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