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dɪˈmɒg rə fide·mog·ra·phy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demography, human ecologynoun

    the branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations

GCIDE

  1. demographynoun

    The study of vital statistics, such as births, deaths, marriages, mortality, health, etc., in populations and subgroups of populations. -- Dem`o*graph"ic, a.

    Etymology: [Gr. dh^mos the people + -graphy.]

Wiktionary

  1. demographynoun

    The study of human populations, and how they change.

Wikipedia

  1. Demography

    Demography (from prefix demo- from Ancient Greek δῆμος dēmos meaning "the people", and -graphy from γράφω graphō, ies "writing, description or measurement") is the statistical study of populations, especially human beings. Demographic analysis 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. Based on the demographic research of the earth, earth's population up to the year 2050 and 2100 can be estimated by demographers. 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, cultural, and biological processes influencing a population.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demographynoun

    the study of races, as to births, marriages, mortality, health, etc

    Etymology: [Gr. dh^mos the people + -graphy.]

Freebase

  1. Demography

    Demography is the statistical study of human populations. It can be a very general science that can be applied to any kind of dynamic living population, i.e., one that changes over time or space. It encompasses the study of the size, structure, and distribution of these populations, and spatial and/or temporal changes in them in response to birth, migration, aging and death. “Demo” means “the people” and “graphy” means “measurement”. Demographic analysis can be applied to whole societies or to groups defined by criteria such as education, nationality, religion and ethnicity. Institutionally, demography is usually considered a field of sociology, though there are a number of independent demography departments. Formal demography limits its object of study to the measurement of populations processes, while the broader field of social demography population studies also analyze the relationships between economic, social, cultural and biological processes influencing a population. The term demographics refers to characteristics of a population.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Demography

    dē-mog′ra-fi, n. vital and social statistics, as applied to the study of nations and races.—n. Demog′rapher.—adj. Demograph′ic. [Gr. dēmos, the people, graphein, to write.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Demography

    Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demography in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of demography in a Sentence

  1. John Berger:

    Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.

  2. Ganga Sagar Pant:

    If the current growth rate of 'demography' and 'extreme communality' go on unopposed, the final game on earth will be between the Chinese and the Muslim.

  3. Harsh Mander:

    This is going to only deepen the alienation a great deal more. They( the government) can have a territorial control of the land, they can change the demography but the Kashmiri people themselves, their sense of alienation is only going to deepen further.

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