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

Nearby words

  1. demodulation,
  2. demogorgon,
  3. demographic,
  4. demographic timebomb,
  5. demographics,
  6. demoiselle,
  7. demoiselle crane,
  8. demolish,
  9. demolition,
  10. demolition bomb

Origin of demography

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

Related formsde·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



the scientific study of human populations, esp with reference to their size, structure, and distribution
Derived Formsdemographer or demographist, noun

Word Origin for demography

C19: from French démographie, from Greek dēmos the populace; see -graphy

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Word Origin and History for demography



1880, from Greek demos "people" (see demotic) + -graphy.

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Medicine definitions for demography




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



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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