noun. ['ˌəndɝˈsɛkrɪˌtɛri'] a secretary immediately subordinate to the head of a department of government.
Rhymes with Undersecretary
Sentences with undersecretary
This past spring, a Department of Transportation undersecretary spoke about regulatory burdens at a trade luncheon, meaning airlines don’t like paying extra to keep you comfortable.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Speaking at the 2012 U.S. Department of Education's Student Art Exhibit, Martha Kanter, undersecretary of education, praised arts education, claiming it teaches critical thinking and innovation, helping students see the big picture.