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  1. population growthnoun

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


  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.


  1. population growth

    Population growth refers to the increase in the number of individuals in a specific population over a certain period of time. It is often measured as the increase in a population per unit time, typically expressed as a percentage of the existing population. This growth can result from factors such as birth rates exceeding death rates, immigration, and improved survival rates.


  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. Marc Perry:

    Population growth this decade was almost entirely in metro areas, texas is a good example of this, where parts of the Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas Fort Worth, Midland and Odessa metro areas had population growth, whereas many of the state's other counties had population declines.

  2. Carl DeMaio:

    First, the homeless population increase, which provides a source of food which supports population growth, second, many local governments, including Los Angeles, have banned the most effective practices for detecting and eradicating rats.

  3. Christopher Murray:

    The world is really divided into two groups, in a generation, the issue's not going to be about population growth. It's going to be about population decline or relaxing immigration policies.

  4. Kristie Wilder:

    Population growth has been slowing for years because of lower birth rates and decreasing net international migration, all while mortality rates are rising due to the aging of the nation’s population, now, with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this combination has resulted in an historically slow pace of growth.

  5. Frances Negron-Muntaner:

    There's still a gap because the population continues to grow but representation, when it grows, keep zigzagging and doesn't keep pace with the population growth, we are very far away from closing the gap.

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