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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An official numbering of the people of a country or district.

Usage examples (37)
  • A census is conducted every ten years in the United States.
  • In modern usage the term census denotes the periodic numbering of the people, without valuation of property.
  • Some Republicans think that the census is a conspiracy.
  • Filling out and returning the census is a fatal mistake. for more
Tutoring comment
  • I hope he'll come to his "senses" (the faculties of sight, touch, smell, hearing, and taste) before the "census" (count of the population).
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