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  1. (of population figures, etc) estimated at a time between official censuses
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Word Origin for intercensal

C19: from inter- + censal, irregularly formed from census
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Historical Examples of intercensal

  • The substitution of blocks of dwellings for small houses had also made considerable progress during the intercensal period.

    The Sanitary Evolution of London

    Henry Lorenzo Jephson

  • Hence the name of lustrum came to denote the intercensal term, or a period of five years.