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 (ĭ-no͞o′mə-rāt′, -nyo͞o′-)
tr.v. e·nu·mer·at·ed, e·nu·mer·at·ing, e·nu·mer·ates
1. To count off or name one by one; list: A spokesperson enumerated the strikers' demands.
2. To determine the number of; count.

[Latin ēnumerāre, ēnumerāt-, to count out : ē-, ex-, ex- + numerus, number; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]

e·nu′mer·a′tion n.
e·nu′mer·a′tive (-mə-rā′tĭv, -mər-ə-) adj.
e·nu′mer·a′tor n.


1. a person or thing that enumerates
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Canadian a person who compiles the voting list for an area
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a person who issues and retrieves forms during a census of population
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enumerator - someone who collects census data by visiting individual homes
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
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When the doorbell rings in some sections of Naperville beginning Friday, an enumerator with a green ID badge could be at the door, waiting to learn about occupants for a special census.
For example, most observers noted that it was the civilian enumerator who provided the information about nationality to the army enumerator if the information was not seen on the identity card.
Each enumerator was to ask forty-one questions in 100 to 150 households over a ten-day period (Nyi Nyi 2012, slide 8).
To add further scrutiny the army official accompanying the enumerator would also note down total numbers of persons counted per day.
The Central Statistics Office's Deirdre Cullen said: "In some parts of Dublin city centre, Galway, Limerick and Waterford city, as well as parts of Donegal it is proving challenging for the enumerator to make contact with householders.
The National Statistics Office is not only tasked to collate birth records for passport applications but also other pertinent data that include death records, household/residency composition, as well as other enumerator details that's used by government agencies in planning budget for the next service distribution cycles.
GHMC was flooded with complaints from angry citizens that despite waiting for hours no enumerator turned up at their homes.
In offering the "tag", the enumerator confirmed that the contact was an MSM sex worker.
Programmed skip patterns provide a means of improving internal consistency by ensuring that all appropriate questions are asked by the enumerator.
The enumerator officials who will visit the houses can be identified by their Identity card and cap issued by the department and by the seal of the population and housing files, explained the director.
Why would a person choose to become a census enumerator (or census taker) in this country today?
Chidambaram unveiled the mascot of Census enumerator here on Wednesday.