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Definition of "deme" [deme]

  • One of the townships of ancient Attica. (noun)
  • Ecology A local, usually stable population of interbreeding organisms of the same kind or species. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deme" in a sentence
  • "To force this possibility, in the event that the officer had suggested to you a payment on site, you would say something like: Por favor, deme el papelito para que se puede pagarlo en la oficina."
  • "In official acts the name of the deme was added, eg."
  • "The intuitive idea behind a trait group is that there can be evolutionarily relevant structure within demes, such that organisms that belong to one part of the deme may well be subject to causal influences that do not extend to the deme as a whole."