- all the people in a country, region, etc.
- the number of these
- a (specified) part of the people in a given area: the Japanese population of Hawaii
- a populating or being populated
- Biol. a group of similar organisms living in the same region, esp. organisms of the same species
- Statistics the total set of items, persons, etc. from which a sample is taken
Origin of populationLate Latin populatio