Definitions for Populationˌpɒp yəˈleɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pop•u•la•tionˌpɒp yəˈleɪ ʃən(n.)
the total number of persons inhabiting a country, city, or any district or area.
the body of inhabitants of a place.
the number or body of inhabitants of a particular race, class, or group in a place:
the working-class population.
any aggregation of things or individuals subject to statistical study.
the assemblage of organisms living in a given area. all the individuals of one species in a given area.
the act or process of populating.
Origin of population:
1570–80; < LL
the people who inhabit a territory or state
"the population seemed to be well fed and clothed"
a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area
"they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
(statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
"it is an estimate of the mean of the population"
the number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.)
"people come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade"; "the African-American population of Salt Lake City has been increasing"
the act of populating (causing to live in a place)
"he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
population(noun)ˌpɒp yəˈleɪ ʃən
the number of people or animals in a place
The population of this country has decreased over the last ten years.; population control
populationˌpɒp yəˈleɪ ʃən
all the people in a place
The majority of the population cannot read or write.
The people living within a political or geographical boundary
The population of New Jersey will not stand for this!
A count of the number of residents within a political or geographical boundary such as a town, a nation or the world.
A collection of organisms of a particular species, sharing a particular characteristic of interest, most often that of living in a given area
A seasonal migration annually changes the populations in two or more biotopes drastically, many twice in opposite senses
A group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn
The act of filling initially empty items in a collection.
John clicked the Search button and waited for the population of the list to complete.
Origin: From populatio, as if a noun of action from Classical populus.
the act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants
the whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country, or portion of a country; as, a population of ten millions
A population is a summation of all the organisms of the same group or species, who live in the same geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding. In ecology the population of a certain species in a certain area is estimated using the Lincoln Index. The area that is used to define a sexual population is defined as the area where inter-breeding is potentially possible between any pair within the area. The probability of interbreeding is greater than the probability of cross-breeding with individuals from other areas. Under normal conditions, breeding is substantially more common within the area than across the border. In sociology, population refers to a collection of human beings. Demography is a social science which entails the statistical study of human populations. This article refers mainly to human population.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The total number of individuals inhabiting a particular region or area.
Translations for Population
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the people living in a particular country, area etc
the population of London is 8 million; a rapid increase in population.
- populaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die BevölkerungGerman
- íbúar; íbúafjöldiIcelandic
- gyventojai, gyventojų skaičiusLithuanian
- iedzīvotāji; iedzīvotāju skaitsLatvian
- jumlah pendudukMalay
- جمعیت، نفوسPersian
- نفوس، جمعيتPashto
- befolkning, folkmängdSwedish
- 人口，(全體)居民Chinese (Trad.)
- dân sốVietnamese
- 人口，（全体）居民Chinese (Simp.)
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