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demographics

[dem-uh-graf-iks, dee-muh-]
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noun
  1. (used with a plural verb) the statistical data of a population, especially those showing average age, income, education, etc.
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Origin of demographics

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

demographic

[dem-uh-graf-ik, dee-muh-]
adjective Also dem·o·graph·i·cal.
  1. of or relating to demography, the science of vital and social statistics.
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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.
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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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Related Words for demographics

poll, enumeration, statistics, demography, demographics, stats

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British Dictionary definitions for demographics

demographics

pl n
  1. data resulting from the science of demography; population statistics
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demographic

adjective
  1. of or relating to demography
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noun
  1. a section of the population sharing common characteristics, such as age, sex, class, etc
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Derived Formsdemographical, adjectivedemographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for demographics

n.

1967, the science of divining from demographic statistics; see demography + -ics. Originally in reference to TV audiences and advertisers.

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demographic

adj.

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

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demographics in Medicine

demographic

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