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cen·sus

 (sĕn′səs)
n.
1. An official, usually periodic enumeration of a population, often including the collection of related demographic information.
2. In ancient Rome, a count of the citizens and an evaluation of their property for taxation purposes.
tr.v. cen·sused, cen·sus·ing, cen·sus·ed
To include in a census; conduct a census of: "Every plant one centimeter in diameter or larger is censused every five years" (John P. Wiley, Jr.).

[Latin cēnsus, registration of citizens, from cēnsēre, to assess; see kens- in Indo-European roots.]

census

(ˈsɛnsəs)
n, pl -suses
1. (Human Geography) an official periodic count of a population including such information as sex, age, occupation, etc
2. any official count: a traffic census.
3. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) a registration of the population and a property evaluation for purposes of taxation
[C17: from Latin, from cēnsēre to assess]
ˈcensual adj

cen•sus

(ˈsɛn səs)

n., pl. -sus•es.
1. an official enumeration of the population, with details as to age, sex, occupation, etc.
2. (in ancient Rome) the registration of citizens and their property, for purposes of taxation.
[1605–15; < Latin: a listing of citizens, derivative of cēns(ēre) to assess]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.census - a periodic count of the populationcensus - a periodic count of the population  
counting, enumeration, numeration, count, reckoning, tally - the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order; "the counting continued for several hours"
Verb1.census - conduct a census; "They censused the deer in the forest"
count, numerate, enumerate, number - determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
Translations
إِحْصَاءإحْصاء السُّكّان
sčítání lidu
folketælling
väestönlaskenta
cenzuspopis stanovništva
népszámlálás
manntal
国勢調査
인구 조사
surašymas
skaitīšana
sčítanie ľudu
folkräkning
การสำรวจจำนวนประชากร
cuộc điều tra dân số

census

[ˈsensəs]
A. N (censuses (pl)) → censo m
to take a census oflevantar el censo de
B. CPD census taker N (US) → encuestador(a) m/f del censo

census

[ˈsɛnsəs] nrecensement m census datacensus data ndonnées fpl de recensement

census

nZensus m, → Volkszählung f; (Bibl) → Schätzung f; (= traffic census)Verkehrszählung f; to take a census (of the population)eine Volkszählung durchführen

census

[ˈsɛnsəs] ncensimento

census

(ˈsensəs) plural ˈcensuses noun
an official counting especially of a country's inhabitants. When was the last census in Britain?

census

إِحْصَاء sčítání lidu folketælling Volkszählung απογραφή πληθυσμού censo väestönlaskenta recensement popis stanovništva censimento 国勢調査 인구 조사 census folketelling spis ludności censo, recenseamento перепись населения folkräkning การสำรวจจำนวนประชากร nüfus sayımı cuộc điều tra dân số 人口普查
References in periodicals archive ?
Research leading up to 2020 could result in saving up to $5 billion from the projected cost of conducting the census using established methods from previous censuses.
Over the past 20 years, Macedonia took three censuses - in 1991, 1994 and 2002.
AN ANALYSIS OF CENSUS GEOGRAPHY This presentation examines the US census geographies between the 1980, 1990, and 2000 censuses in order to assess the accuracy and validity of past census procedures and to evaluate present redistricting practices.
Over the past few decades, public willingness to participate in decennial censuses, as measured by the percentage of households that mail back their questionnaires, has declined.
During each of the last four decennial censuses, Federal employment spiked between March and May of the census year, corresponding with hiring for the Nonresponse Followup portion of the census, which was conducted from April through July.
Simply providing additional funds to enable the Census Bureau to carry out the 2000 census using traditional methods, as it has in previous censuses, will not lead to improved coverage or data quality.