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Meaning of census

cen•sus

Pronunciation: (sen'sus), [key]
— n., pl. v. -sus•es,
—n.
  1. an official enumeration of the population, with details as to age, sex, occupation, etc.
  2. (in ancient Rome) the registration of citizens and their property, for purposes of taxation.
—v.t.
  1. to take a census of (a country, city, etc.): The entire nation is censused every 10 years.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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