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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demographicadjective

    a statistic characterizing human populations (or segments of human populations broken down by age or sex or income etc.)

  2. demographicadjective

    of or relating to demography

    "demographic surveys"


  1. demographicnoun

    A demographic criterion: a characteristic used to classify people for statistical purposes, such as age, race, or gender.

  2. demographicnoun

    A demographic group: a collection of people sharing a value for a certain demographic criterion.

  3. demographicnoun

    An individual person's characteristic, encoded for the purposes of statistical analysis.

  4. demographicadjective

    Of or pertaining to demography.


  1. Demographic

    Demography (from Ancient Greek δῆμος (dêmos) 'people, society', and -γραφία (-graphía) 'writing, drawing, description') is the statistical study of populations, especially human beings. Demographic analysis examines and measures the dimensions and dynamics of populations; it can cover whole societies or groups defined by criteria such as education, nationality, religion, and ethnicity. Educational institutions usually treat demography as a field of sociology, though there are a number of independent demography departments. These methods have primarily been developed to study human populations, but are extended to a variety of areas where researchers want to know how populations of social actors can change across time through processes of birth, death, and migration. In the context of human biological populations, demographic analysis uses administrative records to develop an independent estimate of the population. Demographic analysis estimates are often considered a reliable standard for judging the accuracy of the census information gathered at any time. In the labor force, demographic analysis is used to estimate sizes and flows of populations of workers; in population ecology the focus is on the birth, death, migration and immigration of individuals in a population of living organisms, alternatively, in social human sciences could involve movement of firms and institutional forms. Demographic analysis is used in a wide variety of contexts. For example, it is often used in business plans, to describe the population connected to the geographic location of the business. Demographic analysis is usually abbreviated as DA. For the 2010 U.S. Census, The U.S. Census Bureau has expanded its DA categories. Also as part of the 2010 U.S. Census, DA now also includes comparative analysis between independent housing estimates, and census address lists at different key time points.Patient demographics form the core of the data for any medical institution, such as patient and emergency contact information and patient medical record data. They allow for the identification of a patient and his categorization into categories for the purpose of statistical analysis. Patient demographics include: date of birth, gender, date of death, postal code, ethnicity, blood type, emergency contact information, family doctor, insurance provider data, allergies, major diagnoses and major medical history.Formal demography limits its object of study to the measurement of population processes, while the broader field of social demography or population studies also analyses the relationships between economic, social, institutional, cultural, and biological processes influencing a population.


  1. demographic

    Demographic refers to a specific group or segment of a population that shares common characteristics or attributes, such as age, gender, income, education level, occupation, marital status, race, ethnicity, or geographic location. It focuses on understanding the characteristics and trends within a population subset to better analyze and predict behaviors, preferences, and needs. Demographics play a key role in various fields, including marketing, sociology, public health, and economics, as they help in developing targeted strategies, policies, and services for specific population groups.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demographic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demographic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of demographic in a Sentence

  1. Doug Hundley:

    The Millennial generation is now of the age where they're settling down, getting married, having kids and turning to real trees to build their own family traditions, we've been looking at that demographic for some time and expecting this to happen.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    We must expand not only demographic diversity, but professional diversity, and I know that President Biden agrees with me on this, and this will be something that I will set out to do.

  3. Vitor Constancio:

    To change the demographic trends, promoting birth is not enough. It also has to be done through immigration. If not, we're creating a great difficulty to growth and to the welfare of future generations.

  4. Matt Howell:

    If you talk to the hard core supporters that ride, I think that would take it to that core demographic.

  5. Mike Brodo:

    I think that's kind of the core mission here is kind of trying to appeal to people our age, getting them involved in politics, i think our biggest demographic that we're appealing to is actually people that are not political junkies like Mike Brodo, that are always talking about it. It's the people that care about politics to the level that any citizen should, but are just so turned off because of how polarized and disgusting a lot of the discourse is today.

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