Overpopulation definition

ōvər-pŏpyə-lāshən
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Excessive population of an area to the point of overcrowding, depletion of natural resources, or environmental deterioration.
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The population of an environment by a particular species in excess of the environment's carrying capacity . The effects of overpopulation can include the depletion of resources, environmental deterioration, and the prevalence of famine and disease.
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A situation which occurs when the number of occupants of an area exceeds the ability of that area to provide for those occupants.
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Noun

Singular:
overpopulation
Plural:
overpopulations

Origin of overpopulation