Headcount definition

The act of counting how many people are present in a group.
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The number of people present in a group or employed by a company.
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More generally, a consideration of a company's appropriate staffing level based on some larger context. (Generally used adjectivally.)
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By extension, one slot in a workgroup, filled or to be filled by one person.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
headcount
Plural:
headcounts

Origin of headcount

  • compounding of head count

    From Wiktionary