Census - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsensəs|  American pronunciation of the word census
Brit.  |ˈsɛnsəs|  British pronunciation of the word census


- a periodic count of the population (syn: nosecount)


- conduct a census


According to the latest census, the racial makeup of the town has changed dramatically in the last 50 years.

...a thorough census of all the grizzly bears living within the national park...

They censused the deer in the forest

The numbers were calculated by reference to the most recent census.

Economists parsed the census data.

The increasing racial diversity of the US is reflected in the latest census statistics.

The data is then sent on to the Census Bureau.

The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department

Word forms

singular: census
plural: censuses
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