demography
noun Etymology: French démographie, from Greek dēmos people + French -graphie -graphy Date: 1880 the statistical study of human populations especially with reference to size and density, distribution, and vital statisticsdemographer noun

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  • demography — de‧mog‧ra‧phy [dɪˈmɒgrəfi ǁ ˈmɑː ] noun 1. [uncountable] the study of human populations and the way in which they change: • economics, sociology, demography and other statistical social studies 2. [singular] the type of people that make up a… …   Financial and business terms

  • demography — de*mog ra*phy (d[ e]*m[o^]g r[.a]f[y^]), n. [Gr. dh^mos the people + graphy.] The study of vital statistics, such as births, deaths, marriages, mortality, health, etc., in populations and subgroups of populations. {Dem o*graph ic}, a. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demography — index census Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • demography — 1880, from Gk. demos people (see DEMOTIC (Cf. demotic)) + GRAPHY (Cf. graphy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • demography — [n] study of human population anthropology, census taking, population analysis, population density, population growth, population size, population studies, population vital statistics; concept 349 …   New thesaurus

  • demography — ► NOUN ▪ the study of the structure of human populations using statistics of births, deaths, wealth, disease, etc. DERIVATIVES demographer noun demographic adjective demographically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • demography — [di mäg′rə fē] n. [< Gr dēmos, the people (see DEMOCRACY) + GRAPHY] the statistical science dealing with the distribution, density, vital statistics, etc. of human populations demographer n. demographic [dem΄ə graf′ik, dē΄məgraf′ik] adj.… …   English World dictionary

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  • DEMOGRAPHY — This entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction size and geographical distribution of world jewry major geographical shifts of world jewry up to world war i 1914 TO 1939 the shoah 1948 TO 1970 1970 TO 2005 dispersion and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • demography — The study of human populations, their growth and decline, due to changing patterns of migration, fertility and mortality , and characteristics such as the sex ratio , dependency ratio, and age structure. The subject is sometimes divided for… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • demography — demographer, demographist, n. /di mog reuh fee/, n. the science of vital and social statistics, as of the births, deaths, diseases, marriages, etc., of populations. [1875 80; DEMO + GRAPHY] * * * Statistical study of human populations, especially …   Universalium

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