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demographic

[ dem-uh-graf-ik, dee-muh- ]
/ ˌdɛm əˈgræf ɪk, ˌdi mə- /
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adjective Also dem·o·graph·i·cal.

of or relating to demography, the science of vital and social statistics.

noun

a single vital or social statistic of a human population, as the number of births or deaths.
a specific segment of a population having shared characteristics: The producers were looking for a show that would appeal to the 18-34 demographic.

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Origin of demographic

First recorded in 1880–85; demo- + -graphic
Related formsdem·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for demographic

demographic

/ (ˌdɛməˈɡræfɪk, ˌdiːmə-) /

adjective

of or relating to demography

noun

a section of the population sharing common characteristics, such as age, sex, class, etc
Derived Formsdemographical, adjectivedemographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for demographic

demographic


adj.

1891, from demography + -ic. As a noun, by 1998, short for demographic group or category. Related: Demographical; demographically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for demographic

demographic

[ dĕm′ə-grăfĭk, dē′mə- ]

adj.

Of or relating to demography.
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