Noun: population ,pó-pyu'ley-shun
- The people who inhabit a territory or state
"the population seemed to be well fed and clothed"
- A group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area
"they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
- (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
"it is an estimate of the mean of the population";
- 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"
- The act of populating (causing to live in a place)
"he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
Derived forms: populations
Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, colonisation [Brit], colonization, group, grouping, integer, people, settlement, whole number
Encyclopedia: Population, health, and the environment