population explosion


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population explosion

n.
The geometric expansion of a biological population, especially the unchecked growth in human population resulting from a decrease in infant mortality and an increase in longevity.

population explosion

n
(Sociology) a rapid increase in the size of a population caused by such factors as a sudden decline in infant mortality or an increase in life expectancy

popula′tion explo`sion


n.
a rapid increase in population attributed esp. to an accelerating birthrate, an increase in life expectancy.

population explosion

The explosive worldwide growth of human population since the industrial revolution.
Translations

population explosion

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