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Definition of "demography" []

  • The study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, distribution, and vital statistics. (noun)
  • The scientific study of human populations, esp with reference to their size, structure, and distribution (noun)

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Use "demography" in a sentence
  • "One of the harsh truths people don't want to accept is what I call the demography of apart - heid."
  • "But I reject this idea that demography is destiny."
  • "In the United States as in Israel, demography is not Israel's friend."