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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References in classic literature ?
A peculiarly sharp and specially applied sense of the earth's overpopulation. Hostility is classified as active and passive; as (respectively) the feeling of a woman for her female friends, and that which she entertains for all the rest of her sex.
We might see only cute faces, but environmentalists see it has part of overpopulation. Our planet is too small to host so many people.
Indeed, population is a blessing, but overpopulation gives rise to many problems.
The main reasons for this overpopulation in Pakistan are illiteracy, early marriages, the desire of the male child, polygamy, and lack of government's lack of population planning policies.
'We are protecting the community from overpopulation of these strays.
Drawing from this example, it can be concluded that illiteracy is the major cause of overpopulation in Pakistan.
Based on human development measures, Egypt is one of the countries where certain social segments are caught in the poverty trap, often due to overpopulation. UNICEF estimates the poverty rate in Egypt to be at around 27.8% in 2015, this translates into tens of millions of children having no access to healthcare, clean drinking water and secondary education.
Hines in the Birmingham Mail on overpopulation, Mr Hines is absolutely right in his thinking.
Prince Philip also deemed overpopulation as a grave concern.
The Nicer To Neuter campaign insists the procedure will help with "the growing problem of overpopulation".
Egypt has for long been addressing overpopulation, being one of the top challenges facing the country, however, no clear vision has so far been introduced on how the state will confront the phenomenon.