from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The characteristics of human populations and population segments, especially when used to identify consumer markets.
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- noun the
characteristicsof human populationsfor purposes of social studies
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While I wish it was happening faster, the “change” in demographics is starting to happen in former solid red states such as Arizona and Texas ..
It's hardly a representative sample, and the term "demographics" doesn't even appear in the paper.
Now cable, with its narrower demographics, is trying to turn this to its advantage.
If any other factors accounted for the increase of women to the labor force, I'd have to suggest only that emigrations during the period may have brought in demographics of young, unmarried women with fewer constraints, or married families with women emigrating with renewed energy and hope that reinforced the innovations going on at the time.
AARP had considered several marketing "industry celebrities" for its meeting in Los Angeles in November but found hiring university professors who specialize in AARP-demographics is about 75% cheaper.
To overgeneralize a bit, there are two main demographics that write lesbian characters: lesbians and horny guys.
Arthur C. Nelson, director of the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech, has looked carefully at trends in American demographics, construction, house prices, and consumer preferences.
In part because of the stage of development of the United States (and the rest of the world), shifts in demographics and the unpredictable march and influence of technology.
You mock, but demographics is the focus not only of both parties in their districting legislation, but also of our entire consumer culture.
For many Western European countries, the shortfall of prospective taxes to benefits, the result of demographics, is greater in present value terms than the total value of government bonds outstanding in each country.
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