demographic

[dem-uh-graf-ik, dee-muh-]
noun
  1. a single vital or social statistic of a human population, as the number of births or deaths.
  2. a specific segment of a population having shared characteristics: The producers were looking for a show that would appeal to the 18-34 demographic.

Origin of demographic

First recorded in 1880–85; demo- + -graphic
Related formsdem·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for demographical

Historical Examples of demographical

  • So far as demographical information furnishes these tests it is of the highest value.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner


British Dictionary definitions for demographical

demographic

adjective
  1. of or relating to demography
noun
  1. 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 demographical

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

demographical in Medicine

demographic

[dĕm′ə-grăfĭk, dē′mə-]
adj.
  1. Of or relating to demography.
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