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[dem-uh-graf-ik, dee-muh-] /ˌdɛm əˈgræf ɪk, ˌdi mə-/
adjective, Also, demographical
of or relating to demography, the science of vital and social statistics.
a single vital or social statistic of a human population, as the number of births or deaths.
a specific segment of a population having shared characteristics:
The producers were looking for a show that would appeal to the 18-34 demographic.
Origin of demographic
1880-85; demo- + -graphic
Related forms
demographically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for demographic
  • The rise of young entrepreneurs is extending the meaning of the demographic dividend.
  • For these villages we know, from parish books, the demographic history for the last 300 years.
  • One reason for that narrowing may be demographics.
  • In a demographic breakdown of book buyers, education was the key trait that separated who buys books from those who don't.
  • It's a well-moderated site whose demographic is broader and older than the age group you're discussing.
  • That demographic fact has forced the town to pay close attention to the needs of its elderly.
  • Allen was greeted by flash bulbs, autograph hounds and an untapped popcorn-movie demographic: knitting enthusiasts.
  • What troubles him are the demographic trends in the trades that facilities departments draw from.
  • The demographic transition is thus, in part, a pure accident.
  • The sales are high because they appealed to a new demographic.
British Dictionary definitions for demographic


/ˌdɛməˈɡræfɪk; ˌdiːmə-/
of or relating to demography
a section of the population sharing common characteristics, such as age, sex, class, etc
Derived Forms
demographical, adjective
demographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for demographic

1891, from demography + -ic. As a noun, by 1998, short for demographic group or category. Related: Demographical; demographically.

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demographic in Medicine

demographic dem·o·graph·ic (děm'ə-grāf'ĭk, dē'mə-)
Of or relating to demography.

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