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Definition of "population" []

  • All of the people inhabiting a specified area. (noun)
  • The total number of such people. (noun)
  • The total number of inhabitants constituting a particular race, class, or group in a specified area. (noun)
  • The act or process of furnishing with inhabitants. (noun)
  • Ecology All the organisms that constitute a specific group or occur in a specified habitat. (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 "population" in a sentence
  • "˜population genetics™, ˜fitness™ refers either to the abilities of the different genotypes in a population to leave offspring, or to the measures of those abilities, represented by the variable W."
  • "But the world is sure to have a growing population for quite some time because of ‘population momentum (Sen,"
  • "You say that "no independent Western European nation similar to Wales in population is as poor as Wales"."