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Definition of Population

Babylon English

total number of people living in an area
Population Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
frequentia
populatio
Population Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country, or portion of a country; as, a population of ten millions.
  
(n.)
The act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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population
\pop`u*la"tion\ (?), n. [l. populatio: cf. f. population.]
1. the act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants.
2. the whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country, or portion of a country; as, a population of ten millions.
population
n
1. the people who inhabit a territory or state; "the population seemed to be well fed and clothed"
2. a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area; "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
3. (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population" [syn: universe]


4. the number of inhabitants 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"
5. the act of populating (causing to live in a place); "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the people who inhabit a territory or state; "the population seemed to be well fed and clothed"
(hypernym) people
(hyponym) home front
(derivation) dwell, shack, reside, live, inhabit, people, populate, domicile, domiciliate
2. a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area; "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
(hypernym) group, grouping
(hyponym) overpopulation, overspill
3. (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"
(synonym) universe
(hypernym) collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
(hyponym) subpopulation
(classification) statistics
4. 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"
(hypernym) integer, whole number
5. the act of populating (causing to live in a place); "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
(hypernym) colonization, colonisation, settlement
(derivation) people, populate
Population Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
not necessarily mean a collection of people, can also be a collection of any kind of item such as houses, books, and so forth. It involves all elements or members.
Note: opposite to sample
MONASH Marketing Dictionary
in marketing research, the total group that a researcher wishes to study; also called the Universe.
2004 (c) Copyright & Reprint Courtesy of the Dept. of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University; edited by Mr. Don Bradmore.
Population Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bioglossary
Description: A group of individuals with common ancestry that are much more likely to mate with one another than with individuals from another such group.
Source: Specialized encyclopedia and dictionaries
© European Communities, 1995-2004
Biological Control
A group of individuals of the same species within a given space and time.
Catherine R. Weeden
Common Concepts in Statistics
The population is the universe of all the objects from which a sample could be drawn for an experiment.
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
Generally, a collection of individuals with common characteristics. In statistics, a potentially infinite collection of independent (see independence ) units that include all units of a specified type with attention paid only to the aggregate (see aggregation ) property of the collection. A sample of data drawn from this population is a subset of the units constituting this population and scientific generalizations from such samples are limited by the size of the population originally specified (see model, representation ). (Krippendorff )
Fishery Glossary
A group of individuals of the same species, forming a breeding unit and sharing a habitat.
FAO
ASTRONOMY UNBOUND
A grouping of stars made by the German astronomer Walter Baade (c1944), indicating the younger stars, which are relatively rich in metals . They are found in the arms of spiral galaxies, associated with clouds of interstellar matter. The Sun is of this type.
A grouping by Walter Baade , which contains the red giants, and refers to older stars, found principally in elliptical galaxies, the centres of spiral galaxies and in globular clusters. They are deficient in in metals .
CAVE AND KARST TERMINOLOGY
Individuals of a species in a given locality which potentially form a single interbreeding group separated by physical barriers from other such populations (e.g. populations of the same species in two quite separate caves).
Population Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A population is a summation of all the organisms of the same group or species, who live in the same geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding.

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Population Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Glossary of Climate Change Terms
Group of individual organisms of the same species living within a defined area.
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EPA Terms of Environment
A group of interbreeding organisms occupying a particular space; the number of humans or other living creatures in a designated area.
Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
the organisms inhabiting a particular area or biotope.
Population Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
n. roghvaH
Population Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Epidemiology Terms
The total number of inhabitants of a given area or country. In sampling, the population may refer to the units from which the sample is drawn, not necessarily the total population of people.