The act of populating (causing to live in a place)
"He deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
(statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
"It is an estimate of the mean of the population"
A group of organisms of the same species populating a given area
"They hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
The people who inhabit a territory or state
"The population seemed to be well fed and clothed"
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"
From late populatio "a people, multitude," as if a noun of action from classical Latin populus "people"
- The people living within a political or geographical boundary
- The population of New Jersey will not stand for this!
- The people living in a single place.
- The population of some smalltowns is numbered in under four digits
- 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
- 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.
- A group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn
- "...it is possible it [the Anglo-Saxon race] might stand second to the Scandinavian countries [in average height] if a fair sample of their population were obtained." Francis Galton et al. (1883). Final Report of the Anthropometric Committee, Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, p. 269.