demography [dih- mog-r uh-fee] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com the science of vital and social statistics, as of the births, deaths, diseases, marriages, etc., of populations. Related forms de·mog·ra·pher, de·mog·ra·phist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demographies the scientific study of human populations, esp with reference to their size, structure, and distribution Derived Forms demographer or demographist, noun Word Origin
C19: from French
démographie, from Greek dēmos the populace; see -graphy
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demography (dĭ-mŏg ′rə-fē) The study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, distribution, and vital statistics.
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demography [(di- mog-ruh-fee)]
The quantitative study of human populations. Demographers study subjects such as the geographical distribution of people, birth and death rates,
socioeconomic status, and age and sex distributions in order to identify the influences on population growth, structure, and development.
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