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demography

[ dih-mog-ruh-fee ]
/ dɪˈmɒg rə fi /
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noun
the science of vital and social statistics, as of the births, deaths, diseases, marriages, etc., of populations.
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Origin of demography

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

OTHER WORDS FROM demography

de·mog·ra·pher, de·mog·ra·phist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demography

demography
/ (dɪˈmɒɡrəfɪ) /

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

Derived forms of demography

demographer or demographist, noun

Word Origin for demography

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

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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