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pop·u·la·tion

 (pŏp′yə-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. All of the people inhabiting a specified area.
b. The total number of such people.
2. The total number of inhabitants constituting a particular race, class, or group in a specified area.
3. The act or process of furnishing with inhabitants.
4. Ecology All the organisms of a given species interacting in a specified area.
5. Statistics The set of individuals, items, or data from which a statistical sample is taken. Also called universe.

population

(ˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
1. (sometimes functioning as plural) all the persons inhabiting a country, city, or other specified place
2. the number of such inhabitants
3. (sometimes functioning as plural) all the people of a particular race or class in a specific area: the Chinese population of San Francisco.
4. the act or process of providing a place with inhabitants; colonization
5. (Environmental Science) ecology a group of individuals of the same species inhabiting a given area
6. (Astronomy) astronomy either of two main groups of stars classified according to age and location. Population I consists of younger metal-rich hot white stars, many occurring in galactic clusters and forming the arms of spiral galaxies. Stars of population II are older, the brightest being red giants, and are found in the centre of spiral and elliptical galaxies in globular clusters
7. (Statistics) statistics Also called: universe the entire finite or infinite aggregate of individuals or items from which samples are drawn

pop•u•la•tion

(ˌpɒp yəˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the total number of persons inhabiting a country, city, or any district or area.
2. the body of inhabitants of a place.
3. the number or body of inhabitants of a particular race, class, or group in a place: the working-class population.
4. any aggregation of things or individuals subject to statistical study.
5.
a. the assemblage of organisms living in a given area.
b. all the individuals of one species in a given area.
6. the act or process of populating.
[1570–80; < Late Latin]
pop`u•la′tion•al, adj.

pop·u·la·tion

(pŏp′yə-lā′shən)
A group of individuals of the same species occupying a specific habitat, community, or other defined area: the population of turtles in a pond; the elk population in their winter range.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.population - the people who inhabit a territory or statepopulation - the people who inhabit a territory or state; "the population seemed to be well fed and clothed"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
home front - the civilian population (and their activities) of a country at war
2.population - a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area; "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
overpopulation - too much population
3.population - (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
subpopulation - a population that is part of a larger population
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
4.population - 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"
integer, whole number - any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero; "an integer is a number that is not a fraction"
5.population - the act of populating (causing to live in a place); "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
colonisation, colonization, settlement - the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America"

population

noun inhabitants, people, community, society, residents, natives, folk, occupants, populace, denizens, citizenry Bangladesh now has a population of about 100 million.
Quotations
"Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio. Subsistence only increases in an arithmetical ratio" [Thomas Malthus The Principle of Population]
Translations
populaceobyvatelstvo
befolkning
väestöväkilukuasukasluku
stanovništvo
lakosság
íbúar; íbúafjöldi
人口
인구
bevolkinginwonertalpopulatie
prebivalstvo
befolkninginvånarantalpopulation
ประชากร
dân số

population

[ˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= inhabitants) → población f
what is the population of Mexico?¿qué población tiene México?, ¿cuántos habitantes hay en México?
they go to the cinema more often than the general populationvan al cine con más frecuencia que la población en general
75% of the male populationel 75% de la población masculina
the student populationla población estudiantil
see also prison B
2. (= settling) → población f
B. CPD population centre Nnúcleo m or centro m de población
population control Ncontrol m demográfico
population density Ndensidad f de población
population explosion Nexplosión f demográfica
population growth Ncrecimiento m demográfico

population

[ˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən]
n
[country, city] → population f
(= total number in particular category) the male population → la population masculine
the mosquito population → le nombre de moustiques
[institution] → population f
a prison population of 44,000 → une population carcérale de 44 000 personnes
modif [growth, density] → de la populationpopulation explosion nexplosion f démographique

population

n (of region, country)Bevölkerung f; (of village, town)Bewohner pl, → Einwohner pl; (= colonization)Besiedlung f; (= number of inhabitants)Bevölkerungszahl f; the population explosiondie Bevölkerungsexplosion; the growing black population of Londondie wachsende Zahl von Schwarzen in London

population

:
population density
population statistics

population

[ˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃn] npopolazione f

populate

(ˈpopjuleit) verb
(usually in passive) to fill with people. That part of the world used to be populated by wandering tribes.
ˌpopuˈlation noun
the people living in a particular country, area etc. the population of London is 8 million; a rapid increase in population.
ˈpopulous adjective
full of people. a populous area.

population is singular: The population of the city increases in the summer .

population

عَدَدُ سُكَّان populace befolkning Bevölkerung πληθυσμός población väestö population stanovništvo popolazione 人口 인구 bevolking befolkning populacja população население befolkning ประชากร nüfus dân số 人口

pop·u·la·tion

n. población, habitantes de un área.

population

n población f
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still to the commoner, always to the commoner) pa- tience, meanness of spirit, non-resistance under op- pression; and she introduced heritable ranks and aristocracies, and taught all the Christian populations of the earth to bow down to them and worship them.
Perhaps a strict average of the world might develop the fact that where one in 1,000 of America's population dies, two in 1,000 of the other populations of the earth succumb.
This signature is not his face--age can change that beyond recognition; it is not his hair, for that can fall out; it is not his height, for duplicates of that exist; it is not his form, for duplicates of that exist also, whereas this signature is each man's very own--there is no duplicate of it among the swarming populations of the globe
Subjection of Nature's forces to man, machinery, application of chemistry to industry and agriculture, steam-navigation, railways, electric telegraphs, clearing of whole continents for cultivation, canalisation of rivers, whole populations conjured out of the ground -- what earlier century had even a presentiment that such productive forces slumbered in the lap of social labour?
It is not likely that the Mediterranean will ever behold a battle with a greater issue; but when the time comes for another historical fight its bottom will be enriched as never before by a quantity of jagged scrap-iron, paid for at pretty nearly its weight of gold by the deluded populations inhabiting the isles and continents of this planet.
Ferguson was received with all the honors by the guards and favorites of the sultan; these were men of a fine race, the Wanyamwezi so-called, a pure type of the central African populations, strong, robust, well-made, and in splendid condition.
Not at all; Fortune, who lets whole populations die of hunger, showered all her gifts at once upon the little aristocrat, like Kryloff's Cloud which passes over an arid plain and empties itself into the sea.
They seemed to drive roads back to the very beginning of the world, on either side of which the populations of all times and countries stood in avenues, and by passing down them all knowledge would be hers, and the book of the world turned back to the very first page.
It will sure be the gosh-dangdest stampede that ever was," Daylight chuckled, as he tried to vision the excited populations of Forty Mile and Circle City tumbling into poling-boats and racing the hundreds of miles up the Yukon; for he knew that his word would be unquestioningly accepted.
It is the way of cub reporters, city newspapers, and flat-floor populations which get their thrills from moving pictures and for which the real world and all its spaciousness does not exist.
He added together the populations of the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, England, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, European Russia, and all Scandinavia.
Vast populations grew frenzied over such phrases as "an honest dollar" and "a full dinner pail.

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