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Census

Definition
Official survey involving the whole population within a defined system. For example, a school census involves all the schools within the education system.

Recensement

Définition
Enquête officielle impliquant la totalité de la population dans un système défini. Le recensement scolaire, par exemple, implique toutes les écoles dans un système éducatif.

Censo

Definición
Encuesta oficial que cubre toda la población de un sistema definido. El censo escolar, por ejemplo, comprende todas las escuelas de un sistema educativo.

إحصاء

التعريف
وهو المسح الرسمي الذي يشمل جميع السكان في نظام معيّن. فالإحصاء المدرسي مثلا يغطي جميع المدارس في نظام تربوي معيّن.

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