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Meaning of

over-representation

in English:


over-representation


noun

See

over-represent


‘In Figure 4.5 we have a very serious over-representation of people who do not watch soaps, because there are 35 people in the sample who do not watch them, which is much larger than the 25 who should be in the sample.’


‘She stresses that the condition’s over-representation in women may be partly because women live longer than men and the disease occurs more frequently in older people.’


‘We are looking at a 40 per cent unemployment rate in the community and an over-representation in the social system.’


‘We call on Congress to address the over-representation of minority youth in confinement across the nation.’


‘And there are jobs that are likely to continue to have an over-representation of men and of women (kindergarten teachers).’

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