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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 that constitute a specific group or occur in a specified habitat.
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

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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
References in classic literature ?
Of the ancient population there was not a trace left.
Amongst any other population, or at a later period in the history of New England, the grim rigidity that petrified the bearded physiognomies of these good people would have augured some awful business in hand.
I mention this peaceful spot with all possible laud for it is in such little retired Dutch valleys, found here and there embosomed in the great State of New York, that population, manners, and customs remain fixed, while the great torrent of migration and improvement, which is making such incessant changes in other parts of this restless country, sweeps by them unobserved.
According to a careful calculation I have made, and which I partly base upon Captain Scoresby's estimate, of seventy tons for the largest sized Greenland whale of sixty feet in length; according to my careful calculation, I say, a Sperm Whale of the largest magnitude, between eighty-five and ninety feet in length, and something less than forty feet in its fullest circumference, such a whale will weigh at least ninety tons; so that reckoning thirteen men to a ton, he would considerably outweigh the combined population of a whole village of one thousand one hundred inhabitants.
In Packingtown the advertisements had a style all of their own, adapted to the peculiar population.
Well, I've travelled in England some, and I've looked over a good many documents as to the state of their lower classes; and I really think there is no denying Alfred, when he says that his slaves are better off than a large class of the population of England.
In other words, when a sixth of the population of a nation which has undertaken to be the refuge of liberty are slaves, and a whole country is unjustly overrun and conquered by a foreign army, and subjected to military law, I think that it is not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize.
The great bothersome temporary population vanished.
It was as valuable as interesting, too, since it would open up the deserted summits of the highest Alps to population and agriculture.
If Riverboro could have been suddenly emptied into a larger community, with different and more flexible opinions, he was, perhaps, the only personage in the entire population who would have attracted the smallest attention.
It is certainly a very remarkable fact, that one of the most efficient advocates of the slave population, now before the public, is a fugitive slave, in the person of FREDERICK DOUGLASS; and that the free colored population of the United States are as ably represented by one of their own number, in the per- son of CHARLES LENOX REMOND, whose eloquent appeals have extorted the highest applause of multi- tudes on both sides of the Atlantic.
Fortified by these sound principles, enlightened by the stores of written information in my commercial library, I have ranged through the population for years past, and have raised my charitable crops with the most cheering success.

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