What does population mean?

Definitions for population
ˌpɒp yəˈleɪ ʃənpop·u·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. population(noun)

    the people who inhabit a territory or state

    "the population seemed to be well fed and clothed"

  2. population(noun)

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

    "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"

  3. population, universe(noun)

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

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

  4. population(noun)

    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. population(noun)

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

    "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"

Wiktionary

  1. population(Noun)

    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. population(Noun)

    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. population(Noun)

    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. population(Noun)

    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. population(Noun)

    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. Population(noun)

    the act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants

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

  2. Population(noun)

    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.]

Freebase

  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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How to say population in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Andrew Pedtke:

    In the U.S., I think a very big concern for the amputee population is that these items are viewed as luxury items and they’re not, it’s a medical necessity like a sleep apnea machine.

  2. Hidenori Sakanaka:

    The government insists it is not adopting an immigration policy, but whatever the word, faced with a shrinking population, it is changing its former stance and has begun to move toward a real immigration policy.

  3. Jack Mydlo:

    Those are two major population complexes, so Rajveer Purohit're going to see a lot [ of cases ] just by the sheer size of the population Rajveer Purohit're dealing with, the sad thing is that patients are usually embarrassed to go to the doctor or the emergency room.

  4. Miranda Thorpe:

    What bothers me the most is, I know a lot of parents, because I’m in this community, and none of them really understand that this is happening to them. They have no idea. I don’t think the state should be the factor that colludes with unions to take out this money without people’s knowledge. If they really wanted people to have a choice, then they should let them know what their options are. … I think it’s very unfair, since this is a very vulnerable population.

  5. Mario Moscatelli:

    That's the kind of thing our authorities are telling the population, when the reality is that we are on the brink of a huge disaster.

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