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ˌpɒp yəˈleɪ ʃənPop·u·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. populationnoun

    the people who inhabit a territory or state

    "the population seemed to be well fed and clothed"

  2. populationnoun

    a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area

    "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"

  3. population, universenoun

    (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn

    "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"

  4. populationnoun

    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"

  5. populationnoun

    the act of populating (causing to live in a place)

    "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"


  1. populationnoun

    The people living within a political or geographical boundary

    The population of New Jersey will not stand for this!

    Etymology: From populatio, as if a noun of action from Classical populus.

  2. populationnoun

    A count of the number of residents within a political or geographical boundary such as a town, a nation or the world.

    Etymology: From populatio, as if a noun of action from Classical populus.

  3. populationnoun

    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

    Etymology: From populatio, as if a noun of action from Classical populus.

  4. populationnoun

    A group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn

    Etymology: From populatio, as if a noun of action from Classical populus.

  5. populationnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From populatio, as if a noun of action from Classical populus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Populationnoun

    the act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants

    Etymology: [L. populatio: cf. F. population.]

  2. Populationnoun

    the whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country, or portion of a country; as, a population of ten millions

    Etymology: [L. populatio: cf. F. population.]


  1. Population

    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

  1. Population

    The total number of individuals inhabiting a particular region or area.

Editors Contribution

  1. population

    The number of people who live in a specific geographical area.

    The population of the country is accurate.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Population' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #729

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Population' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1496

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Population' in Nouns Frequency: #277

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Population in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Population in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Population in a Sentence

  1. Selectman Wayne Urso:

    Millsfield has a population and always has had a population.

  2. Peter Shields:

    It could be that we'll see something in the general, normal population of people who are using e-cigarettes.

  3. Chief Executive Officer Robert Bradway:

    China and Japan are the second and third largest markets in our industry, in the case of China, it is a rapidly growing market. ... Japan has an aging population and we expect that will be a growth market for us.

  4. Polarr CEO Borui Wang:

    In China, there is this mindset of wanting to be special, different, because of the volume of products in a population of 1 billion.

  5. Larry Corey:

    That’s an unprecedented concept and program for any disease, the need for a vaccine is just imperative from a population based standpoint.

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    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    • A. victimised
    • B. dangerous
    • C. frantic
    • D. noninvasive

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