Definition of Population

1. Noun. The people who inhabit a territory or state. "The population seemed to be well fed and clothed"

Generic synonyms: People
Specialized synonyms: Home Front
Derivative terms: Populate

2. Noun. A group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area. "They hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
Generic synonyms: Group, Grouping
Specialized synonyms: Overpopulation

3. Noun. (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn. "It is an estimate of the mean of the population"
Exact synonyms: Universe
Category relationships: Statistics
Specialized synonyms: Subpopulation
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection

4. 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.). "The African-American population of Salt Lake City has been increasing"
Generic synonyms: Integer, Whole Number

5. Noun. The act of populating (causing to live in a place). "He deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
Generic synonyms: Colonisation, Colonization, Settlement
Derivative terms: Populate

Definition of Population

1. n. The act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants.

Definition of Population

1. Noun. The people living within a political or geographical boundary ¹

2. Noun. A count of the number of residents within a political or geographical boundary such as a town, a nation or the world. ¹

3. Noun. (biology) A collection of organisms of a particular species, sharing a particular characteristic of interest, most often that of living in a given area ¹

4. Noun. (statistics) A group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn ¹

5. Noun. (computing) The act of filling initially empty items in a collection. ¹

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Definition of Population

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Population

populated area
population (current term)
population control
population density
population genetics
population growth
population mean
population profile
population scientist
population shift

Literary usage of Population

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"See Democracy population Genealogical study of population. ... Dublin R 158:324-35 Ар '16 population-pressure and the league of nations. Lens. ..."

2. Report by Great Britain (1850)
"The outskirt of this district towards Stourbridge, in Worcestershire, contains also several iron-furnaces and rolling-mills, and a large population engaged ..."

3. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"The population of the community in 1920, library quarters (owned, rented, ... The population given for each place is for the city, village or district in ..."

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