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de·mog·ra·phy

 (dĭ-mŏg′rə-fē)
n.
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).]

de·mog′ra·pher n.

demography

(dɪˈmɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(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)

n.
the science of vital and social statistics, as of the births, deaths, diseases, marriages, etc., of populations.
[1875–80]
de•mog′ra•pher, n.
dem•o•graph•ic (ˌdɛm əˈgræf ɪk, ˌdi mə-) adj.
dem`o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.

demography

the science of vital and social statistics, as of the deaths, births, marriages, etc., of populations. — demographer, n. — demographic, adj.
See also: Mankind

demography

The study of human populations, especially statistics on their size, distribution, and structure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demography - the branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations
sociology - the study and classification of human societies
Translations
demografie

demography

[dɪˈmɒgrəfɪ] Ndemografía f

demography

[dɪˈmɒgrəfi] ndémographie f

demography

nDemografie f

demography

[dɪˈmɒgrəfɪ] ndemografia
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