• WordNet 3.6
    • v census conduct a census "They censused the deer in the forest"
    • n census a periodic count of the population
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for seventy-two years
    • Census (Bot. Antiq) A numbering of the people, and valuation of their estate, for the purpose of imposing taxes, etc.; -- usually made once in five years.
    • Census An official registration of the number of the people, the value of their estates, and other general statistics of a country.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1950, UNIVAC became the first computer to tabulate the United States census.
    • n census In Roman antiquity:
    • n census A registered statement of the particulars of a citizen's property for the purposes of taxation.
    • n census An enumeration and register of the Roman citizens in their appropriate classes, with reference to tribe, family, children, slaves, freedmen, etc.
    • n census The drawing up of such a register. See censor
    • n census In modern times, an official enumeration of the inhabitants of a state or country, with details of sex and age, family, occupation, possessions, etc. A census has been taken by the United States once in ten years, beginning with 1790, and many of the States take an intermediate census. The first actual enumeration of the peoples of England and Scotland was made in 1801. Since then a census, including Ireland, has been taken every ten years. In some countries a census is taken at intervals of three, five, or six years.
    • n census In topical geom., a number referring to a geometrical figure and formed by subtracting the sum of the cyclosis and apeiry of the figure from the sum of the choresis and periphraxis. If the figure is composed of parts of different dimensionality, the census should be taken separately for the points, liues, surfaces, and solids, and the final census formed by subtracting the sum of the censuses of the lines and the solids from the sum of the censuses of the points and the surfaces. This use of the word was introduced by J. B. Listing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: POSSLQ in a census form means "Person of opposite sex sharing living Quarters"
    • n Census sen′sus an official enumeration of the inhabitants of a country, and of statistics relating to them
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. census, fr. censere,. See Censor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. census, a register.


In literature:

The local census of 1852 showed a population of 36,000, and ten years later 90,000.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
A census was ordered of all settlements.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton
The census of hallucinations, 312.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
The deputy marshals who took the census received their compensation by the head, and not by the day, for the work done.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
The census of 1800 showed 5,308,483 persons in the country.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
The census records show the decline of the plantation as the labor system changed.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Mr. Risley, in the Census of 1901, refers to such.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
The facts which belong to the subject, are now before the world, in the census of 1850.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The disclosures of the last census prove the truth of this statement.
"Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883" by William C. Kingsley
Anybody who wants them can get the figures in the census books.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
The census returns for the number of canal-boatmen gives under 12,000.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
The census of 1880 reports 268 artists and 1,270 musicians and teachers of music.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Alleghany county, Va., census (1830), 55.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
The United States Marshal had completed the census of the Territory.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
The population of the Islands according to the census of 1890 was 89,991, or in round numbers 90,000.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
For decades the decennial census dismally tolled the same knell of fifteen thousand in round numbers.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
In 1890, three years later, the census report showed the excess of males to be about 100,000.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The census of 1903 shows a population of 7,269.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
The 1920 Census reports city population increases five times as rapidly as rural.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
The first census was taken in 1865 when the population of the colony, which then had an area of 195,000 sq.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various

In news:

Brookings Institution analysis of Census data.
Nationwide, about one in 18 women working full time earned $100,000 or more in 2009, a jump of 14 percent over two years, according to new census figures.
In Metro Vancouver, about 5.5 per cent of the population — 126,000 people — reported Punjabi as the language most often spoken at home in 2011, according to the latest census data released Wednesday.
Census shows a simpler time.
This is a big day for the Congress, as the results of the Census being released today will determine which states gain seats in the US House and which states lose.
The latest trend of grandparent involvement, reflected in census figures released Thursday, is now being driven also by the economy.
Texans should take great pride in this week's announcement by the US Census Bureau that our state will soon gain four more congressional seats because our population swelled by 17 percent over the last decade.
The newest information from the US Census tells us a great deal about how Minnesota's population is changing.
MOUNT VERNON — With the completion of the 2010 census, the city anticipates a slight population increase from its 2000 population status of 14,375.
The General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) has appointed The BIG Partnership for Scotland's 2011 Census publicity campaign.
General Register Office for Scotland thinks BIG for census.
Immigrants' Reluctance , Worker Displacement Complicate Census.
According to 2010 Census data, more than half of all Americans live within 50 miles of the coast, and still more live by rivers and lakes.
A record number of farmers invested in their future by participating in the 2007 Census of Agriculture.
Groves brings scholarly depth to bear in leading census, winning over critics.

In science:

The fact that much of the triggered star formation is still embedded in dust clouds makes it difficult to obtain a complete census.
The Formation of Star Clusters
We have carried out an exhaustive census of the dynamical properties of planetesimal disks characterized by a variety of mass distributions.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
That is also why a census of globular cluster X-ray sources in NGC5128 is important.
Optical Counterparts of X-Ray Point Sources Observed by CHANDRA in NGC5128: 20 New Globular Cluster X-Ray Sources
We use three continuous ( age, fnlwgt, hours-per-week) and three nominal attributes (native-country, sex, race) from the census database in our experiments.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
For the CENSUS dataset, the support (ρ) and identity (σ− , σ+ ) errors of the four perturbation mechanisms (DETGD, RAN-GD, MASK, C&P) is shown in Figure 1, as a function of the length of the frequent itemsets.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
MASK is not able to find any itemsets of length above 4 for the CENSUS dataset, and above 5 for the HEALTH dataset, while C&P does not works after 3-length itemsets.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
In particular, the census of the nearest stars (Henry et al. 1997) is gradually being filled in to the end of the stellar main sequence.
The Solar Neighborhood X: New Nearby Stars in the Southern Sky and Accurate Photometric Distance Estimates for Red Dwarfs
However, the W49N study has an important limitation that the region is very distant which sets limits on the census of detectable YSOs.
Relative Evolutionary Time Scale of Hot Molecular Cores with Respect to Ultra Compact HII Regions
To test our thinking, we made 1000 random 2-generator presentations with statistics similar to the census manifolds used in our paper [DT2], and computed all epimorphisms to the first few non-abelian simple groups.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
The Census column is the corresponding probability for those genus 2 manifolds in the Hodgson-Weeks census that we studied in [DT2, §5].
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
Conceivably, this could strain estimates of the space density of magnetic CVs as derived from the census of Polars, but careful attention must be paid to the several Gyr that an ob ject can hide as a detached magnetic binary with an orbit very slowly decaying by gravitational radiation.
New Low Accretion-Rate Magnetic Binary Systems and their Significance for the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables
Guitter, Census of planar maps: from the onematrix model solution to a combinatorial proof, Nucl.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
It is especially important to star formation studies because it is relatively close to us, compact on the sky, well studied by a variety of methods, and has a nearly complete census of members.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
Schaeffer, Bijective census and random generation of Eulerian planar maps with prescribed vertex degrees, Electron. J.
Conformal Random Geometry
On tree census and the giant component in sparse random graphs.
Asymptotic normality of the $k$-core in random graphs