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- Under (in any sense): insufficient, insufficiently, below what is correct; subordinate to; beneath or behind.
- In many common cases, this prefix is attached directly to a word. When forming new words, however, it is typically hyphenated until the word becomes common.
under (in any sense): insufficient, insufficiently
From Proto-Germanic *under, from Proto-Indo-European *nter- (“between, among”), akin to Old English under "between, among, in the presence of", Old High German untar "between, among", Latin inter "between, among". More at inter-.
- between, among