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demo-(word root) people
demo-or before a vowel
(Sociology) indicating people or population: demography.
[from Greek dēmos]
n., pl. dem•os.
1. a compact disc, phonograph record, or tape recording of a new song or unknown performer or group, distributed for demonstration purposes.
[1935–40; by shortening; see -o]
a combining form meaning “people, population”: demography.
[< Greek dēmo-, comb. form of dêmos]