Definitions of population

  1. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. the act of populating (causing to live in a place); "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area; "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the people who inhabit a territory or state; "the population seemed to be well fed and clothed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country, or portion of a country; as, a population of ten millions. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The total number of individuals inhabiting a particular region or area. Medical Dictionary DB
  9. The people of a country, place, town, etc.; the act of peopling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Act of populating: the inhabitants of any place. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. The inhabitants of any place. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The whole number of a people. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The multiplying of inhabitants. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of populating; the number of people or inhabitants in a country; state of a country as regards population. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The inhabitants of any particular place, district, or country; the whole inhabitants. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. All of the individuals of, units or samples that make up a constitution, usually for study purposes. For instance, the 'population' of a country is xxxx numbers. thelawdictionary.org
  17. Degree in which place is populated; total number of inhabitants. [late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. (Also) the body of inhabitants of a place (the p. poured out to welcome him). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. Careful estimates place the population of New Hampshire in 1700 at about 5000; Massachusetts and Maine, 70,000; Rhode Island, 6000; Connecticut, 25,000; New York, 25,000; New Jersey, 14,000; Pennsylvania and Delaware, 20,000 ; Maryland, 30,000 ; Virginia, 80,000, and the Carolinas, perhaps 15,000. Population grew very fast in the colonial period. In 1754 the total population of the thirteen colonies is supposed to have been 1,425,000, of whom Virginia contained 284,000 (three-fifths white); Massachusetts and Maine, 211,000; Pennsylvania and Delaware, 206,000; Maryland, 148,000; Connecticut, 137,000; New York, 96,000. In 1775 the colonies probably contained fewer than 3,000,000. The population of New England was almost purely English, that of New York largely Dutch, tha of Pennsylvania largely German and Scotch-Irish, while colonies to the southward contained many of these last two races and some Huguenots. The first census was taken in 1790. The following tables show the results of the successive censuses (exclusive of Alaska and Indian Territory): Dictionary of United States history
  20. n. [Latin] Act or operation of peopling; multiplication of inhabitants;—the whole number of people in a country or portion of a country. Cabinet Dictionary

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