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Pronunciation: sen′sŭs

Definition: An enumeration of a population, originally for taxation and military purposes, now with many other purposes; basic facts about all people (age, gender, occupation, nature of residence) are recorded in the census, which often also includes some information about health status.

[L., fr. censeo, to count]

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