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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
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Even when there was no trace of democracy in the Indian subcontinent, the British colonial government conducted censuses without any interruption from 1881 to 1941.
As a result of the above mandate, American Indians were excluded from the first six censuses from 1790 through 1850.
Since 1871 censuses were conducted every 10 years and in early 1940s the census was handed over to the Census department.
Over the past 20 years, Macedonia took three censuses - in 1991, 1994 and 2002.
We successfully ran the last UK Census and recent censuses in the USA and Canada.
Findings of both censuses, regarding the residential buildings and the population in Jordan, would give decision makers the opportunity to review the realities on the ground more efficiently," he said.
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.