population pressure


noun Ecology.

the force exerted by a growing population upon its environment, resulting in dispersal or reduction of the population.

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Origin of population pressure

First recorded in 1930–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for population pressure

  • Why are the means of regulating families made known to us if we are not to use them when population-pressure becomes acute?