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English definition of “headcount”
headcount (also head count)
/ˈhedkaʊnt/ noun [C or U] informal
› the number of employees in an organization or at an event or place: A thousand people have left in the last six months, bringing the company's headcount down to 3300. The student headcount this fall was 34,321.cut/reduce/increase the headcount To help streamline the company, the board approved proposals to reduce the head count by 10 percent worldwide. The company has embarked on a reorganization that should see its headcount fall from 8,200 to 7,000.
do/conduct/take a headcount › to count the number of people that work in an organization or are present at an event or a place: After the fire drill, managers did a headcount to confirm that everyone was accounted for.