population


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to population: population control

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
References in classic literature ?
400,000,000 souls--one quarter of the then total population of the earth.
New York, whose population is to that of South Carolina as six to five, has little more than one third of the number of representatives.
These tables were based upon weekly reports showing the average of deaths in each 1,000 population for a year.
The resources of the domineering chiefs are wrung from the starving serfs, and every additional bauble with which they bedeck themselves is purchased by the sufferings of their bondsmen; so that the measure of gew-gaw refinement attained by the chiefs is only an index to the actual state in which the greater portion of the population lie grovelling.
How comes it, sir, that the population of the valley has been trebled in ten years?
Irish, Germans, French, Scotch, all the heterogeneous units which make up the population of Maryland shouted in their respective vernaculars; and the "vivas," "hurrahs," and "bravos" were intermingled in inexpressible enthusiasm.
If we compare the wealth of the United Netherlands with that of Russia or Germany, or even of France, and if we at the same time compare the total value of the lands and the aggregate population of that contracted district with the total value of the lands and the aggregate population of the immense regions of either of the three last-mentioned countries, we shall at once discover that there is no comparison between the proportion of either of these two objects and that of the relative wealth of those nations.
It possessed a motley population, composed of the creole descendants of the original French colonists; the keen traders from the Atlantic States; the backwoodsmen of Kentucky and Tennessee; the Indians and half- breeds of the prairies; together with a singular aquatic race that had grown up from the navigation of the rivers - the "boatmen of the Mississippi;- who possessed habits, manners, and almost a language, peculiarly their own, and strongly technical.
There we have two specimens of these Neapolitans--two of the silliest possible frauds, which half the population religiously and faithfully believed, and the other half either believed also or else said nothing about, and thus lent themselves to the support of the imposture.
It has created enormous cities, has greatly increased the urban population as compared with the rural, and has thus rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life.
It is obvious that there would have been even less reason to expect a disturbance among the people if after the battle of Borodino, when the surrender of Moscow became certain or at least probable, Rostopchin instead of exciting the people by distributing arms and broadsheets had taken steps to remove all the holy relics, the gunpowder, munitions, and money, and had told the population plainly that the town would be abandoned.
At certain hours, successively calculated, marked by electric clocks which beat the seconds at the same time, the population were invited to take their places at the banquet tables.

Full browser ?