head count

noun

: an act of counting the number of people at a place, event, etc.
She did a head count to make sure all the students were on the bus.

Examples of head count in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New York City also appears to have gotten an additional 1,090 people added to its population total recently after asking the Census Bureau to double-check the city’s numbers from the head count of every U.S. resident, city officials said. Mike Schneider, Fortune, 18 Jan. 2024 Some crew members also did a head count for their sections, but did not tally the numbers up across the aircraft. Rachel Pannett, Washington Post, 12 Dec. 2023 The cuts will trim about 10% of Citi’s head count, which totaled 200,000 in December excluding the staff employed by a Mexico business that is being spun off. Justin Baer, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2024 This year's freshman head count is similar to last year's, although transfer students are down 4%. Ryan Anderson, Arkansas Online, 1 Oct. 2023 The company said its head count reductions have stemmed from less hiring and attrition. Chicago Tribune, 31 Aug. 2023 Its Americas head count fell by 6%, or about 4,000, to nearly 62,800 people for the year ended Sept. 30. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 15 Dec. 2023 United Talent Agency also trimmed its head count, as did several competing agencies. Brooks Barnes, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023 It should be noted that when the event is at a restaurant, or catered, as a wedding may be, some people make the mistake of thinking a head count is not important. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Head count.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20count. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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