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population meaning

EN[pɒpjuːleɪʃən] [-eɪʃən]
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WPopulation
  • A population is a summation of all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in a particular geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding.
  • In ecology, the population of a certain species in a certain area is estimated using the Lincoln Index.
  • In sociology, population refers to a collection of humans. Demography is a social science which entails the statistical study of human populations. This article refers mainly to human population.
  • ^ "Population". Biology Online. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
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    Definition of population in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpopulationsSUF-ation
    1. The people living within a political or geographical boundary.
      1. The population of New Jersey will not stand for this! ‎
    2. By extension, the people with a given characteristic.
      1. India has the third-largest population of English-speakers in the world. ‎
    3. A count of the number of residents within a political or geographical boundary such as a town, a nation or the world.
      1. The town’s population is only 243. ‎
      2. population explosion;  population growth ‎
    4. (biology) A collection of organisms of a particular species, sharing a particular characteristic of interest, most often that of living in a given area.
      1. Plant breeding is always a numbers game. [ …] The wild species we use are rich in genetic variation, […]. In addition, we are looking for rare alleles, so the more plants we try, the better. These rarities may be new mutations, or they can be existing ones that are neutral—or are even selected against—in a wild population. A good example is mutations that disrupt seed dispersal, leaving the seeds on the heads long after they are ripe.
    5. (statistics) A group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn.
      1. (computing) The act of filling initially empty items in a collection.
        1. John clicked the Search button and waited for the population of the list to complete. ‎
    6. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • For the masters of the Kremlin have been no less aware of the sinister potentialities of a healthy and vigorous supercolossus whose population was at least three times as large as their own.
        • We found that an estimated minimum of 23% of the Icelandic population of Whimbrels and c. 10% of the world population of the species breed in riverplain habitats in Iceland.
        • The question also remains of where the bacterium survives in interepizootic periods (or indeed, through gerbil population crashes), which may itself be controlled by abiotic environmental conditions.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Population used for computing death rates are postcensal estimates based on the 2000 census estimated as of July 1, 2007.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • The political reforms excited unrest among to population.
        • German speakers accounted for 37% of the population.
        • Far-right activists had organised their protest for the Jewish sabbath in an area with a 40% Jewish population.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      2. en populations
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      4. en populational
      5. en populationally
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