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head count Syllabification: head count
Pronunciation: /ˈhed kount/

Definition of head count in English:


1An instance of counting the number of people present: a U.S. Marine turns up missing at a head count
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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: you may decide that by reducing your head count you can reach this quarter’s goals
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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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