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Mal·thus(măl′thəs), Thomas Robert 1766-1834.
British economist who wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798), arguing that population tends to increase faster than food supply, with inevitably disastrous results, unless the increase in population is checked by moral restraints or by war, famine, and disease.
Mal·thu′sian (-tho͞o′zhən, -zē-ən) adj. & n.
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the theories of Thomas Malthus (1766-1834), English economist, stating that population growth tends to increase faster than production and that food and necessities will be in short supply unless population growth is restricted or war, disease, and famine intervene. — Malthusian, n., adj.See also: Economics
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|Noun||1.||Malthusianism - Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence|
economic theory - (economics) a theory of commercial activities (such as the production and consumption of goods)
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malthusianism[mælˈθjuːzɪəˌnizəm] N → malt(h)usianismo m
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