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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, distribution, and vital statistics.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That department of anthropology which relates to vital and social statistics and their application to the comparative study of races and of nations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The study of vital statistics, such as births, deaths, marriages, mortality, health, etc., in populations and subgroups of populations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The study of human populations, and how they change.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French démographie : Greek dēmos, people; see dā- in Indo-European roots + French -graphie, writing (from Greek -graphiā, -graphy).]

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demo- (“people”) + -graphy (“written representation of”)

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