head count

noun
1.
an inventory of people in a group taken by counting individuals.
2.
any count of support, strength, etc.: a head count of senators opposing the bill.
Also, headcount.
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head count

noun
number of people in a particular group 
headcount

noun
number of people in a particular group [syn: head count
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Example sentences
We were planning on catering the event and had no idea of a headcount.
Companies are becoming more profitable at the expense of additional headcount.
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