Definitions for population
ˌpɒp yəˈleɪ ʃənpop·u·la·tion
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word population.
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"
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.
Etymology: From populatio, as if a noun of action from Classical populus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The state of a country with respect to numbers of people.
Etymology: from populate.
The population of a kingdom, especially if it be not mown down by wars, does not exceed the stock of the kingdom, which should maintain them; neither is the population to be reckoned, only by number; for a smaller number, that spend more and earn less, do wear out an estate sooner than a greater number, that live lower, and gather more. Francis Bacon.
Population refers to a group of individuals of the same species that live in the same geographic area and can potentially interbreed. It represents the total number of organisms within a specific location or ecosystem.
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
Etymology: [L. populatio: cf. F. 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
The total number of individuals inhabiting a particular region or area.
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'population' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #729
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Rank popularity for the word 'population' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1496
Rank popularity for the word 'population' in Nouns Frequency: #277
The numerical value of population in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of population in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Lions have a special place in Kenyans' livelihood and conservation efforts. Other than being the symbol for national strength, they are among the Big Five, a major attraction for visitors to Kenya. The trend of lion population decline is disturbing and every effort needs to be made to ensure that Kenya either stabilises its population at the current population of 2,000 lions or increases the numbers to an ecologically acceptable level.
Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
A pandemic like Covid-19, it makes sense for it to disproportionately impact this population that is at risk, and then you add to it other social and economic situations that this population deals with -- rental housing, multigenerational housing, work situations which exposes them to continued exposure to Covid-19, both at work and at home. Those are all the circumstances that lend themselves to this population being impacted disproportionately.
The trebling of the population in this small and impoverished country, flowing with milk and honey but not with sufficient water, rich in rocks and sand dunes but poor in natural resources and vital raw materials, has been no easy task Indeed, practical men, with their eyes fixed upon things as they are, regarded it as an empty and insubstantial utopian dream.
None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events.
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- سكانية, سُكّانArabic
- poblacióCatalan, Valencian
- obyvatelstvo, populaceCzech
- Bevölkerungszahl, Population, Bevölkerung, EinwohnerzahlGerman
- populatsioon, rahvastik, elanikkond, asurkond, üldkogum, elanike arv, rahvaarvEstonian
- جمعیت, اهلیتPersian
- väestö, asukasluku, väkilukuFinnish
- אוכלוסין, אוכלוסייהHebrew
- जनसंख्या, आबादीHindi
- lýður, stofn, fólksfjöldi, hópur, íbúar, mannfjöldi, þýðiIcelandic
- 人口, 인구Korean
- BevëlkerungLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- хүн амMongolian
- penduduk, populasiMalay
- inwonertal, populatie, bevolkingDutch
- популя́ция, населе́ниеRussian
- stanovništvo, становништвоSerbo-Croatian
- populácia, obyvateľstvoSlovak
- bestånd, invånarantal, befolkning, populationSwedish
- маскун, аҳолӣTajik
- aholi, nufus, xalqUzbek
- dân sốVietnamese
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