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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
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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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During the official launch this week, it was explained that the enumerators will be trained from next week in Otjiwarongo and Ondangwa respectively.
The decision was taken in view of the large scale complaints from the people, specially in Hyderabad that enumerators did not turn up at their houses for taking the details.
The enumerators have made pre-survey visits to the households in the run up to the survey.
Scad's enumerators, supervisors, and technical personnel have embarked on its implementation, which seeks to build a sophisticated database on three major economic sectors in the emirate to meet the rising need for data, in light of the unprecedented economic development and growth currently experienced by the emirate.
He informed that about 200,000 enumerators will be trained to conduct the census operation in the country according to set standards which will help in devising more efficient policies for development of the different sectors.
3 million population result was contested and rejected by officials in South Sudan who said some areas were not covered by enumerators.
The census began in the Wilayat of Liwa in North Al Batinah Governorate with the participation of/18/ enumerators and data collector who will conduct visits to the agricultural holdings and animal pens and other targeted sites by the Census using handheld devices on which the data collectors were trained.
More specifically, this paper outlines the lessons learned in terms of programming, training, field data capture with PDAs, data processing and management in a context where enumerators were accustomed to paper-based surveys and where handheld computers were being introduced for the first time.
First Housing CensusThe 1940 Census included the first census of housing, with enumerators collecting information for a housing census at the same time they gathered information for the population census.
Following the realignment, each state would still have a state statistician and would have an official responsible for coordinating the field enumerators who gather the on-the-ground data for the agency.