undersubscribed un‧der‧sub‧scribed [ˌʌndəsəbˈskraɪbd◂ ǁ -dər-] adjective
FINANCE a share or bond issue (= when they are made available for sale) is undersubscribed if people ask for fewer shares etc than are available:

• Tender issues that are undersubscribed are taken up by the Bank.

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   When a new issue is not completely bought by investors. Opposite of oversubscribed.
   ► See also Oversubscribed.

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undersubscribed UK US /ˌʌndəsəbˈskraɪbd/ adjective
STOCK MARKET if a share issue is undersubscribed, not enough people want to buy the available shares: »

The Bank's issue of gilts was undersubscribed.

used to describe a situation in which not enough people want to buy or have things, such as tickets or places: »

Some courses are undersubscribed.

Compare OVERSUBSCRIBED(Cf. ↑oversubscribed)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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