Definition of headcount in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdkaʊnt/


1An instance of counting the number of people present: a headcount of the miners showed a total of 116 men present
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  • It would arrest the cutbacks in service facilities argued for on the basis of regional headcounts and infrastuctural potentials.
  • Every marriage pandal would have a bevy of babus doing a headcount of the invitees, the quantity of mutton, rice and sugar used for the preparations.
  • According to headcounts conducted by his team at the junction of Hennessy Road and Arsenal Street, 149,000 people passed through.
1.1A total number of people, especially the number of people employed in a particular organization: reducing the total headcount to just over 7,000 [mass noun]: the group simply needs to cut headcount by 50,000 this year
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  • Its total headcount will rise to 10,000 by 2005.
  • This reduced its total headcount to 208 employees worldwide as of Thursday, he said.
  • Just over half this total headcount works in the funds administration business, with the balance occupied in a range of activities, such as capital markets, treasury, asset leasing and reinsurance.

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