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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

OTHER WORDS FROM demographic

dem·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use demographic in a sentence

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

    Folkways|William Graham Sumner
  • The most striking demographical phenomenon of recent years is the declining birth-rate of civilised nations.

    The Fertility of the Unfit|William Allan Chapple

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 forms of demographic

demographical, adjectivedemographically, adverb
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Medical definitions for demographic

demographic
[ dĕm′ə-grăfĭk, dē′mə- ]

adj.
Of or relating to demography.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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