demo-, dem-, demio-, -demic, -deme, -demically

(Greek: people, population)

From Greek: district, country, land, and the people who inhabit those areas or territories.

biodemography (s) (noun), biodemographies (pl)
The science dealing with the integration of ecology and the genetics of human populations: Biodemographies consist of information about birth and death processes as they relate to populations in general and to humans in particular.
cenodemocracy (s) (noun), cenodemocracies (pl)
1. A new government for the people.
2. Etymology: from Greek kainos = ceno, "new, recent" + Greek demokratia, "popular government" from demos, "common people".
cyberdemocracy (s) (noun), cyberdemocracies (pl)
The use of information and communication technologies and strategies in political and government systems: Cyberdemocracy deals with the use of data and the study of scientific knowledge to involve people, to support principles of equality when political administrations make decisions, and to increase societies without class distinctions.
demagogic (adjective), more demagogic, most demagogic
1. Pertaining to a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices of the voters rather than by using rational arguments: People often experience the presentations of demagogic politicians who are running for various offices in governments around the world!
2. Etymology: from Greek demagogos which came from demos, "‘the people" + agogos, "leading"; from agein, "to lead".

In ancient Greece and Rome, a reference to a leader or orator who supported the cause of the common people.

A reference to an insincere politician.
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demagogical (adjective), more demagogical, most demagogical
demagogue (s) (noun), demagogues (pl)
1. In a bad sense, a leader of a popular faction, or of the mob; a political agitator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of the mob in order to obtain power or to further his or her own interests.
2. In ancient times, a popular leader who represented the ordinary people.
3. Etymology: from Greek demagogos which is from demos, "the people" + agogos, "leading".
demagoguery (s) (noun), demagogueries (pl)
demagogy (s) (noun), demagogies (pl)
The methods or practices of a politician who strives for support by stressing the popular desires and prejudices of certain people rather than being practical and logical.
democracy (s) (noun), democracies (pl)
1. A government by the people who vote for citizens either directly by them or by officers elected by them: In modern usage, a democracy is often more of a social state in which everyone has equal rights, without hereditary or arbitrary differences of rank or privilege.
2. The free and equal right of every person to participate in a system of government, often practiced by electing representatives by them: Norman's teacher at school taught the students that democracy was important in their country, and even in their school where all of the students could vote for their own student body president, for example.
3. A country with a government which has been elected freely and equally by all of its citizens: Most of the western countries of the world have decmocracies and the people living there are encouraged to vote for their representatives in the government.
4. The control of an organization by its members who have a free and equal right to participate in decision-making processes: The teacher of Jane's psychology class conducted his classroom like a democracy because his students were free to express their ideas and desires.
democrat (s) (noun), democrats (pl)
1. Someone who believes that his country has political leaders of a system of government and works in their favor.
2. A member of the Democratic party, a political party in the U.S.

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.

—Franklin P. Adams (1881-1960), American journalist
democratic (adjective), more democratic, most democratic
1. Of the nature of, or characterized by, democracy; advocating or upholding democracy.
2. Name of the political party originally called Anti-Federal and afterwards Democratic-Republican, initially favoring strict interpretation of the Constitution with regard to the powers of the general government and of individual States, and the least possible interference with local and individual liberty; in opposition to the party now (since 1854) called Republican (formerly called Federals and Whigs).
3. Pertaining to, or referring to, the Democratic party of the United States.
democratically (adverb), more democratically, most democratically
Characterized by free and equal participation in government or in the decision-making processes of an organization or group.
democratization (s) (noun), democratizations (pl)
The introduction of a government from an authoritarian system, which includes various factors including economic development and a civil society where the people have a right to vote and to have a voice in determining the policies of the country.
democratize (verb), democratizes; democratized; democratizing
1. To put a country under the control of its citizens by allowing hem to participate in a government of decision-making processes in a free and equal way.
2. To take steps toward establishing the features of liberal democracy in a state.
3. To put an organization under the control of its members by giving them free and equal decision-making powers.
demograph (s) (noun), demographs (pl)
1. A report of anthropology that deals with the life-conditions of communities of people, as shown by statistics of births, deaths, diseases, buying habits, etc.
2. A written summary of populations, especially with reference to size, density, fertility, mortality, growth rate, age distribution, migration, and vital statistics.

Related "people, human" word units: anthropo-; ethno-; ochlo-; popu-; publi-.