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demography

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noun de·mog·ra·phy \di-ˈmä-grə-fē\

Simple Definition of demography

  • : the study of changes (such as the number of births, deaths, marriages, and illnesses) that occur over a period of time in human populations; also : a set of such changes

Full Definition of demography

  1. :  the statistical study of human populations especially with reference to size and density, distribution, and vital statistics

de·mog·ra·pher play \-fər\ noun

Examples of demography

  1. the shifting demography of Europe



Origin of demography

French démographie, from Greek dēmos people + French -graphie -graphy


First Known Use: 1880


Medical Dictionary

demography

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noun de·mog·ra·phy \di-ˈmäg-rə-fē\

Medical Definition of demography

plural de·mog·ra·phies

  1. :  the statistical study of human populations especially with reference to size and density, distribution, and vital statistics

  2. de·mog·ra·pher \-fər\play noun




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