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demographic

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adjective de·mo·graph·ic \ ˌde-mə-ˈgra-fik , ˌdē-mə- \
variants: or less commonly demographical play \-fi-kəl\
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of demographic

1 :of or relating to demography or demographics
  • demographic data
2 sociology :relating to the dynamic balance of a population especially with regard to density (see density 2c) and capacity for expansion or decline
  • demographic trends
  • a demographic shift

demographically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of demographic in a Sentence

  1. The demographic information shows that the population increased but the average income went down.

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Demographic analysis, the statistical description of human populations, is a tool used by government agencies, political parties, and manufacturers of consumer goods. Polls conducted on every topic imaginable, from age to toothpaste preference, give the government and corporations an idea of who the public is and what it needs and wants. The government's census, which is conducted every ten years, is the largest demographic survey of all. Today demographic is also being used as a noun; so, for example, TV advertisers are constantly worrying about how to appeal to "the 18-to-24-year-old demographic".

Origin and Etymology of demographic


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demographic

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Definition of demographic

1 demographics plural :the statistical characteristics of human populations (such as age or income) used especially to identify markets
  • a change in the state's demographics
2 business :a market or segment of the population identified by demographics
  • trying to reach a younger demographic

Examples of demographic in a Sentence

  1. The town's demographics suggest that the restaurant will do well there.

  2. The newspaper will be making some changes in order to adapt to the region's shifting demographics.

  3. The demographics of the disease are changing, and we are seeing much younger people being affected by it.

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Origin and Etymology of demographic


DEMOGRAPHIC Defined for English Language Learners

demographic

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adjective

Definition of demographic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the study of changes that occur in large groups of people over a period of time : of or relating to demography


demographic

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Definition of demographic for English Language Learners

  • demographics : the qualities (such as age, sex, and income) of a specific group of people

  • : a group of people that has a particular set of qualities


Medical Dictionary

demographic

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adjective de·mo·graph·ic \ ˌdē-mə-ˈgraf-ik , ˌdem-ə- \

medical Definition of demographic

1 :of or relating to demography
2 :relating to the dynamic balance of a population especially with regard to density and capacity for expansion or decline

demographically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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