Population definition

pŏpyə-lāshən
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(biol.) A group of similar organisms living in the same region, esp. organisms of the same species.
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A group of individuals of the same species occupying a particular geographic area. Populations may be relatively small and closed, as on an island or in a valley, or they may be more diffuse and without a clear boundary between them and a neighboring population of the same species. For species that reproduce sexually, the members of a population interbreed either exclusively with members of their own population or, where populations intergrade, to a greater degree than with members of other populations.
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(ecology) All the organisms of a given species interacting in a specified area.
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A populating or being populated.
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The total number of inhabitants constituting a particular race, class, or group in a specified area.
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The act or process of furnishing with inhabitants.
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Population is the number of people or animals in a particular place.

An example of population is over eight million people living in New York City.

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The total number of inhabitants constituting a particular race, class, or group in a specified area.
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(ecology) All the organisms that constitute a specific group or occur in a specified habitat.
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The people living within a political or geographical boundary.

The population of New Jersey will not stand for this!

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A count of the number of residents within a political or geographical boundary such as a town, a nation or the world.

The town’s population is only 243.

Population explosion; population growth.

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(statistics) The set of individuals, items, or data from which a statistical sample is taken.
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All of the people inhabiting a specified area.
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The total number of such people.
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All the people in a country, region, etc.
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(statistics) The set of individuals, items, or data from which a statistical sample is taken.
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(biology) A collection of organisms of a particular species, sharing a particular characteristic of interest, most often that of living in a given area.

A seasonal migration annually changes the populations in two or more biotopes drastically, many twice in opposite senses.

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(statistics) The total set of items, persons, etc. from which a sample is taken.
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The number of these.
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A (specified) part of the people in a given area.

The Japanese population of Hawaii.

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All of the people inhabiting a specified area.
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The total number of such people.
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By extension, the people with a given characteristic.

India has the third-largest population of English-speakers in the world.

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(statistics) A group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn.
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(computing) The act of filling initially empty items in a collection.

John clicked the Search button and waited for the population of the list to complete.

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The act or process of furnishing with inhabitants.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
population
Plural:
populations

Origin of population

  • From Late Latin populatio (“a people, multitude”), as if a noun of action from Classical Latin populus.

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