demographics

[ dem-uh-graf-iks, dee-muh- ]
/ ˌdɛm əˈgræf ɪks, ˌdi mə- /

noun

(used with a plural verb) the statistical data of a population, especially those showing average age, income, education, etc.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of demographics

First recorded in 1965–70; see origin at demographic, -ics

Definition for demographics (2 of 2)

demographic
[ 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.

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.

Origin of demographic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM demographic

dem·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for demographics

British Dictionary definitions for demographics (1 of 2)

demographics
/ (ˌdɛməˈɡræfɪks, ˌdiːmə-) /

pl n

data resulting from the science of demography; population statistics

British Dictionary definitions for demographics (2 of 2)

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for demographics

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.