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Pronunciation:  `pâpyu'leyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of populating (causing to live in a place); "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
  2. [n]  (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"
  3. [n]  a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area; "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
  4. [n]  the people who inhabit a territory or state; "the population seemed to be well fed and clothed"
  5. [n]  the number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.); "people come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade"; "the African-American population of Salt Lake City has been increasing"

POPULATION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: universe
 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, colonisation, colonization, group, grouping, integer, overpopulation, overspill, people, settlement, subpopulation, whole number



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pop`u*la"tion\, n. [L. populatio: cf. F.
1. The act or process of populating; multiplication of

2. The whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country,
   or portion of a country; as, a population of ten millions.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A group of organisms of the same species occupying a particular geographic region.
 Definition: A local group of organisms belonging to the same species and capable of interbreeding.
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