Meaning of census
Pronunciation: (sen'sus), [key]
— n., pl. v. -sus•es,
- an official enumeration of the population, with details as to age, sex, occupation, etc.
- (in ancient Rome) the registration of citizens and their property, for purposes of taxation.
- to take a census of (a country, city, etc.): The entire nation is censused every 10 years.
- census (Thesaurus)