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head count

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhead countˈhead count noun  1 COUNT/CALCULATE[countable] the act of counting how many people are present in a particular place at one time The teachers did a head count to check that none of the kids was missing.2 [countable, uncountable] technical the number of people working for a company
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head countThere is still no adequate head count of the revolutionary intelligentsia.However, Mr Nasser concedes it has been only recently that he has made real progress in reducing his head count.Thirty men in all, by Grant's head count.As a Senate vote on the balanced-budget amendment draws closer, so too does the head count.The council tax will retain the most objectionable parts of the poll tax - the head count tax on the individual.In the end, however, Mosbacher decided to stick with the traditional head count.
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