Definition of Overpopulation

1. Noun. Too much population.

Generic synonyms: Population
Derivative terms: Overpopulate



Definition of Overpopulation

1. Noun. A situation which occurs when the number of occupants of an area exceeds the ability of that area to provide for those occupants. ¹

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Definition of Overpopulation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overpopulation

overplus
overpluses
overply
overplying
overpoise
overpolish
overpolished
overpolishes
overpolishing
overponderous
overpopularized
overpopulate
overpopulated
overpopulates
overpopulating
overpopulation (current term)
overpopulations
overpost
overposted
overposting
overposts
overpotent
overpotential
overpotentials
overpour
overpoured
overpouring
overpours
overpower
overpowered

Literary usage of Overpopulation

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1. Socialism in Thought and Action by Harry Wellington Laidler (1920)
"overpopulation would be avoided only by the extensive application of prudence and foresight, but such a check on the population was not to be expected. ..."

2. Expansion of Races by Charles Edward Woodruff (1909)
"The difference between supersaturation and overpopulation must be kept in mind. ... overpopulation exists whether the place is saturated as in Central ..."

3. Must We Fight Japan? by Walter Broughton Pitkin (1921)
"CHAPTER 8 overpopulation THE fifth likeness between Japan and ... The sixth likeness lies in the overpopulation of both countries. ..."

4. Social Problems in Porto Rico by Fred K. Fleagle (1917)
"overpopulation WHEN we say that a country is overpopulated we speak in relative terms, inasmuch as the overpopulation of a country does not depend upon the ..."

5. Birth Control: A Statement of Christian Doctrine Against the Neo-Malthusians by Halliday Sutherland (1922)
"If,-overpopulation in the economic sense occurred in a closed country, ... NO EVIDENCE OF overpopulation In a closed country, producing all its own ..."

6. The Origins of the British Colonial System, 1578-1660 by George Louis Beer (1908)
"CHAPTER II EMIGRATION AND overpopulation ALTHOUGH English colonization in the early seventeenth century was mainly directed toward regions with an ..."

7. The Origins of the British Colonial System, 1578-1660 by George Louis Beer (1908)
"CHAPTER II EMIGRATION AND overpopulation ALTHOUGH English colonization in the early seventeenth century was mainly directed toward regions with an ..."

8. The Economic History of Ireland from the Union to the Famine by George Augustine Thomas O'Brien (1921)
"The overpopulation o/ Ireland. Complaint that Ireland was overpopulated was repeatedly heard in the first half of the nineteenth century. ..."

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