a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “people” (democratic); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (demography).
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Origin of demo-
< Greek dēmo-, combining form of dêmos
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British Dictionary definitions for demo-
before a vowel dem-
indicating people or populationdemography
Word Origin for demo-
from Greek dēmos
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