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    population - Dictionary definition and meaning for word population

    Definition
    (noun) the people who inhabit a territory or state
    Example Sentence
    • the population seemed to be well fed and clothed
    Definition
    (noun) a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area
    Example Sentence
    • they hired hunters to keep down the deer population
    Definition
    (noun) (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
    Synonyms : universe
    Example Sentence
    • it is an estimate of the mean of the population
    Definition
    (noun) 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.)
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the act of populating (causing to live in a place)
    Example Sentence
    • he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals
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