Corporate speak for "Fuck you".

In the working world, it is now impossible to speak your mind, so a form of Orwellian word play takes place, where seemingly innocent and bland phrases now have a secret, darker, meaning.
Guy1: "You will have to take a pay cut and work longer hours, as the company is facing hard times."
Guy2: "Oh yeah, understood."

Woman1: "We need you to leverage your resources to perform at a higher level."
Woman2: "Understood."
by UncleDes November 1, 2008
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1. A shorthand acknowledgment that the speaker is aware of the preceding statement in a conversation, and has discerned the meaning of the statement.

Usually, this is an emotionally neutral phrase.

Usually used in writing, such as email, and may be followed by a period ("Understood.") depending on personal preference.

Synonym of Noted, and is normally acceptable in Business English. A more formal equivalent of gotcha, which is normally not acceptable in Business English. Compare: affirmative, correct, OK, right.

2. A disingenuous acknowledgment of a preceding statement in a conversation. This secondary definition usually occurs when the speaker is obligated to reply to a statement contrary to the desires or expectations of the speaker, but would be reprimanded for an explicitly negative or contrary reply.

In short, a common way to implicitly disapprove of a statement by neither explicitly permitting it nor praising it.

This secondary definition is highly dependent on plausible deniability, and may be misunderstood by the recipient.
If the implication is understood, the recipient may take offense, as it displays disobedience on the part of the speaker.
1. "We need five shipments delivered by this time tomorrow."
"Understood."

2. "Due to recent corporate restructuring, you will now be solely responsible for managing incoming tickets. Therefore, we must ask you to be on call 24/7."
"Understood."
by MerryMerri January 31, 2019
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It means understandable but if you are trying to take the piss out of someone at the same time.
Teacher: next time dont stick glue inside the school computers.
James: understoodable.
Teacher: what the fuck
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the fuck that goes in the middle of words

much like the understood "k" in knife or knights
Student :this essay is ri"fucking"diculous.

Teacher: Now class, the "fucking" is the understood fuck in this sentence
by tasteslikegold June 16, 2009
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When you need to make it clear you got it the first damn time they said it.
Carrie Understood mother fucker! I get it, you don’t have to repeat yourself.
by Discoinsterno July 21, 2020
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When only people from the hood will understand.
Uppity people: Oh my God, did you hear those gun shots? I'm so scared!

Hood people: Oh shit them n***as is celebratin!!

You understand that man you hood understood.
by Hoodrat91 December 25, 2018
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