[ dem-uh-graf-ik, dee-muh- ]
/ ˌdɛm əˈgræf ɪk, ˌdi mə- /

adjective Also dem·o·graph·i·cal.

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


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.

Nearby words

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  3. demodulate,
  4. demodulation,
  5. demogorgon,
  6. demographic timebomb,
  7. demographics,
  8. demography,
  9. demoiselle,
  10. demoiselle crane

Origin of demographic

First recorded in 1880–85; demo- + -graphic

Related formsdem·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for demographic


/ (ˌdɛməˈɡræfɪk, ˌdiːmə-) /


of or relating to demography


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



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

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Medicine definitions for demographic


[ dĕm′ə-grăfĭk, dē′mə- ]


Of or relating to demography.

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