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Princeton's WordNet

  1. population growthnoun

    increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state

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  1. Population growth

    In biology or human geography, population growth is the increase in the number of individuals in a population. Many of the world's countries, including many in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia, have seen a sharp rise in population since the end of the Cold War. The fear is that high population numbers are putting further strain on natural resources, food supplies, fuel supplies, employment, housing, etc. in some of the less fortunate countries. For example, the population of Chad has ultimately grown from 6,279,921 in 1993 to 10,329,208 in 2009, further straining its resources. Vietnam, Mexico, Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, and the DRC are witnessing a similar growth in population. Global human population growth amounts to around 83 million annually, or 1.1% per year. The global population has grown from 1 billion in 1800 to 7.616 billion in 2018. It is expected to keep growing, and estimates have put the total population at 8.6 billion by mid-2030, 9.8 billion by mid-2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100. Many nations with rapid population growth have low standards of living, whereas many nations with low rates of population growth have high standards of living.

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  1. Population growth

    Population growth is the change in a population over time, and can be quantified as the change in the number of individuals of any species in a population using "per unit time" for measurement. In biology, the term population growth is likely to refer to any known organism, but this article deals mostly with the application of the term to human populations in demography. In demography, population growth is used informally for the more specific term population growth rate, and is often used to refer specifically to the growth of the human population of the world. Simple models of population growth include the Malthusian Growth Model and the logistic model. The world population grew from 1 billion to 7 billion from 1800 to 2011. During the year 2011, according to estimates, 135 million people were born and 57 million died, for an increase in population of 78 million.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Population Growth

    Increase, over a specific period of time, in the number of individuals living in a country or region.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of population growth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of population growth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of population growth in a Sentence

  1. Kamil Kaloush:

    The expansion of the built environment to accommodate population growth will continue to challenge our selection of materials and infrastructure design to mitigate the (urban heat island).

  2. Martin Halle:

    A few things are very clear: the demand for food is going up tremendously because of population growth, [Food production] is becoming more unstable because climate change is affecting production, in the context of growing land and water scarcity. There's very little leeway between supply and demand.

  3. Gretchen Livingston:

    There are experts out there who would argue that, given limited resources, maybe there's an advantage to lower population growth, which could be driven by fewer births, but on the other hand, there's a lot of people out there who think that maybe lower fertility might prove problematic, particularly as the labor force starts to shrink as a result.

  4. Ilpo Huhtaniemi:

    Even if just 5-10% of men used this (an oral contraceptive), it would limit population growth.

  5. Michael Hicks:

    It is a fifty percent tax cut for U.S. Steel to stay in Gary, this deal is not going to make people move to the city. This is not going to cause a population growth and employment opportunities.

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