- the assemblage of a specific type of organism living in a given area.
- all the individuals of one species in a given area.
Origin of population
Related Words for populationsociety, populace, people, community, culture, state, public, folk, citizenry, dwellers, residents
Examples from the Web for population
Contemporary Examples of population
As of 2013, Jews make up 1.8 to 2.2 percent of the adult U.S. population.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?
January 7, 2015
Veterans are a small minority of the population, as well, serving the greater whole.A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall
December 29, 2014
Improving an economy is a lot harder with only half the population working.The Women Battling an Islamist Strongman
December 22, 2014
In Guinea, just 42 percent of the population aged 15-24 can both read and write a “short simple statement” in their everyday life.The Radio Battle to Educate Ebola’s Kids
December 11, 2014
Nearly 85 percent of its population are expats drawn to work in the rapidly growing tax-havens.Middle East Murder Mystery: Who Killed an American Teacher in Abu Dhabi?
December 3, 2014
Historical Examples of population
What, then, must be the population of the British empire if the increase in one city was at that rate?Explorations in Australia
As our population has expanded, the Union has been cemented and strengthened.
Since that period a population of four millions has multiplied to twelve.
The first thing that strikes the stranger at Nice is its Italian population.In the Heart of Vosges
Of all classes of our population the most vicious is that of the free colored.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
1610s, from Late Latin populationem (nominative populatio) "a people; a multitude," as if from Latin populus "a people" (see people (n.)). Population explosion is first attested 1953.