overpopulation

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o·ver·pop·u·la·tion

 (ō′vər-pŏp′yə-lā′shən)
n.
Excessive population of an area to the point of overcrowding, depletion of natural resources, or environmental deterioration.
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overpopulation

(ˌəʊvəˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
the population of an area in too large numbers
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Noun1.overpopulation - too much population
population - a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area; "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
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Translations
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overpopulation

[ˌəʊvəpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən] Nsuperpoblación f
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overpopulation

[ˌəʊvərpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən] nsurpopulation f
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overpopulation

[ˌəʊvəˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃn] nsovrappopolazione f
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Referring to the population time bomb and the youth bulge, he said: 'We have got a massive opportunity in Pakistan which can be a liability as well.'
Senior gynaecologist Dr Shaheen Zafar warned the audience that the population time bomb that we had been hearing about for some time had exploded and now Pakistan was facing dire results in terms of the shortage of resources versus population.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan recently expressed serious concern about the high population growth in the country and asked the government to develop a uniform policy to defuse this population time bomb. The court has also asked the government to organize seminars, conduct research and study examples of other countries that have successfully tackled the population issue.

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