Definition of POPULATION

noun : POPULATION

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the people who inhabit a territory or state; "the population seemed to be well fed and clothed" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area; "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population" ;

  • 3. (

    ) (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the act of populating (causing to live in a place); "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals" ;


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