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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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Though so short a period ago --not a good life-time --the census of the buffalo in Illinois exceeded the census of men now in London, and though at the present day not one horn or hoof of them remains in all that region; and though the cause of this wondrous extermination was the spear of man; yet the far different nature of the whale-hunt peremptorily forbids so inglorious an end to the Leviathan.
All day long this man would toil thus, his whole being centered upon the purpose of making twenty-three instead of twenty-two and a half cents an hour; and then his product would be reckoned up by the census taker, and jubilant captains of industry would boast of it in their banquet halls, telling how our workers are nearly twice as efficient as those of any other country.
An actual census or enumeration of the people must furnish the rule, a circumstance which effectually shuts the door to partiality or oppression.
Nothing can be more chimerical than to imagine that in a trial of actual force, victory may be calculated by the rules which prevail in a census of the inhabitants, or which determine the event of an election
Whereas now, in one moment of audition, I take as it were the census and statistics, local, corporeal, mental and spiritual, of every living being in Lineland.
If he doesn't, and some nursemaid goes out walkin' or orf with a soldier, leavin' of the hinfant in the perambulator-- well, then I shouldn't be surprised if the census is one babby the less.
No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
But Plato, in his treatise of Laws, thinks that a difference in circumstances should be permitted to a certain degree; but that no citizen should be allowed to possess more than five times as much as the lowest census, as we have already mentioned.
Is that how you would describe your religion in a census paper?
The question of the new census will have to be gone into carefully.
The mormon missionary and a gendarme made the census.
Never was there such a census, and it could have been taken by no other people than the dogged, patient, patriotic Japanese.