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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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Indeed, they may not have been at home when the census was taken, or deliberately evaded the enumerators.
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For example, enumerators had little trouble using hand held computers (HHC) to collect household data and remove late mail returns.
As one who battled to get the Census 1991 forms completed, I didn't envy the enumerators in the 2001 job whether in our City or others like Westminster which faced considerable under-reporting.
In the spring of 1930, the Bureau of the Census temporarily employed nearly 87,800 individuals as enumerators for the Fifteenth Census of the United States.
Streets in most parts of the country emptied by noon and public transport reduced to a trickle as more than 125,000 enumerators prepared to visit homes and offices for the long overdue head-count.
Thus in describing the census takers of 1897, he writes, "When they crossed the thresholds of the peasant's house, however, the enumerators entered a different world" (p.
Beginning late April until early July, about 500,000 census enumerators will be canvassing the country.
Instead of trying to visit every address from which there was no reply, enumerators would follow up only a carefully chosen sample of those addresses.
The Mohawk of Akwesasne, for example, not only do not vote but they don't allow Elections Canada enumerators onto their territory.
They cited few enumerators and poor transport planning for the officials.