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demographics

[dem-uh-graf-iks, dee-muh-] /ˌdɛm əˈgræf ɪks, ˌdi mə-/
noun
1.
(used with a plural verb) the statistical data of a population, especially those showing average age, income, education, etc.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; see demographic, -ics

demographic

[dem-uh-graf-ik, dee-muh-] /ˌdɛm əˈgræf ɪk, ˌdi mə-/
adjective, Also, demographical
1.
of or pertaining to demography.
noun
2.
a single vital or social statistic of a human population, as the number of births or deaths.
Origin
1880-85; demo- + -graphic
Related forms
demographically, adverb
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Examples for demographics
  • The demographics of e-readers are unusual.
  • He said the station was going after the ratings and the demographics which would again put it on top.
  • The management is adapting to the area's new demographics by updating the décor.
  • They advertise on television because it reaches the most consumers in the key demographics of 18-39 year old males.
  • This time the test was what ecologists term "beta" diversity: how species demographics vary across a landscape.
  • All of the colleges and universities in the region face unfavorable demographics.
  • These numbers and more come from a study released Wednesday that examines the behaviors and demographics of social gamers.
  • Whilst the primary gaming demographics have proven to be late teens to late twenties.
  • And the executives evince their greatest excitement for ratings and demographics.
  • They are created for different markets, as they are created for different networks, and different demographics.
British Dictionary definitions for demographics

demographics

/ˌdɛməˈɡræfɪks; ˌdiːmə-/
plural noun
1.
data resulting from the science of demography; population statistics

demographic

/ˌdɛməˈɡræfɪk; ˌdiːmə-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to demography
noun
2.
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 demographics
n.

1967, the science of divining from demographic statistics; see demography + -ics. Originally in reference to TV audiences and advertisers.

demographic

adj.

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

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demographics in Medicine

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

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