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Definitions of Census

(noun) An official count of a population typically taken at regular intervals.

Examples of Census

Census Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: cen·sus

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈsɛnsəs/
  • British English – /ˈsɛnsəs/

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Works Consulted

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Cite the Definition of Census

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “census.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 7, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/census/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

census. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/census/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “census.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 7, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/census/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“census.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 7 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/census/>.