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The study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, distribution, and vital statistics.
[French démographie : Greek dēmos, people; see dā- in Indo-European roots + French -graphie, writing (from Greek -graphiā, -graphy).]
(Human Geography) the scientific study of human populations, esp with reference to their size, structure, and distribution
[C19: from French démographie, from Greek dēmos the populace; see -graphy]
deˈmographer, deˈmographist n
de•mog•ra•phy(dɪˈmɒg rə fi)
the science of vital and social statistics, as of the births, deaths, diseases, marriages, etc., of populations.
dem•o•graph•ic (ˌdɛm əˈgræf ɪk, ˌdi mə-) adj.
the science of vital and social statistics, as of the deaths, births, marriages, etc., of populations. — demographer, n. — demographic, adj.See also: Mankind
The study of human populations, especially statistics on their size, distribution, and structure.