[ dih-mog-ruh-fee ]
/ dɪˈmɒg rə fi /


the science of vital and social statistics, as of the births, deaths, diseases, marriages, etc., of populations.

Origin of demography

First recorded in 1875–80; demo- + -graphy

Related forms

de·mog·ra·pher, de·mog·ra·phist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for demography


/ (dɪˈmɒɡrəfɪ) /


the scientific study of human populations, esp with reference to their size, structure, and distribution

Derived Forms

demographer or demographist, noun

Word Origin for demography

C19: from French démographie, from Greek dēmos the populace; see -graphy
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Medicine definitions for demography


[ dĭ-mŏgrə-fē ]


The study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, distribution, and vital statistics.

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Culture definitions for demography


[ (di-mog-ruh-fee) ]

The quantitative study of human populations. Demographers study subjects such as the geographical distribution of people, birth and death rates, socioeconomic status, and age and sex distributions in order to identify the influences on population growth, structure, and development.

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