in·​ter·​cen·​sal ˌin-tər-ˈsen(t)-səl How to pronounce intercensal (audio)
: occurring between censuses
intercensal estimates
intercensal period

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intercensal was in 1887

Dictionary Entries Near intercensal

Cite this Entry

“Intercensal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Which Came First?

  • baby chick with a brown egg
  • hot take or cold shoulder?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?