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Noun
/ˌpäpyəˈlāSHən/,
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populations, plural;
  1. All the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country
    • - the island has a population of about 78,000
  2. A particular section, group, or type of people or animals living in an area or country
    • - the country's immigrant population
  3. The specified extent or degree to which an area is or has been populated
    • - areas of sparse population
  4. The action of populating an area

  5. A community of animals, plants, or humans among whose members interbreeding occurs

  6. A finite or infinite collection of items under consideration

  7. Each of three groups (designated I, II, and III) into which stars can be approximately divided on the basis of their manner of formation


  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 inhabiting 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"
  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. ...
  5. the act of populating (causing to live in a place); "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
  6. A population is all the organisms that both belong to the same species and live in the same geographical area. ...
  7. Population is the second studio album by Canadian indie rock band The Most Serene Republic. It was recorded and mixed by Ryan Mills, Mike Kuehn and Ryan Lenssen at Sleepytown Sound in Toronto. The album was released on October 2, 2007 through Arts & Crafts. ...
  8. In statistics, a statistical population is a set of entities concerning which statistical inferences are to be drawn, often based on a random sample taken from the population. ...
  9. The people living within a political or geographical boundary; The people living in a single place; A collection of organisms of a particular species, sharing a particular characteristic of interest, most often that of living in a given area; A count of the number of residents within a ...
  10. (Populations) Groups of transactions which will be studied and on which inferences will be made
  11. A definable set of individual units to which the findings from statistical examination of a SAMPLE subset are intended to be applied. The POPULATION will generally much outnumber the SAMPLE. ...
  12. A geographically or otherwise distinct group within a wildlife species that has little demographic or genetic exchange with other such groups. ...
  13. in statistics, population refers to the entire group about which data are being collected.
  14. The population of a coin refers to how many coins have been certified by a given grading service in that particular grade. The amount higher refers to how many have been certified in a higher grade by that grading service. ...
  15. This entry gives an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends. ...
  16. The population is the universe of all the objects from which a sample could be drawn for an experiment. ...
  17. A group of individual organisms living in a particular geographical space and sharing common ancestry that are much more likely to mate with one another than with individuals from another such group. ...
  18. the total number of individuals of a species inhabiting a particular area.
  19. The number of people who live in any given area including a neighborhood, city, State, country, etc.
  20. All the members of one species that live in an area.
  21. In the case of NAEP, the population of interest is the entire collection of American students in public or private schools at grades 4, 8, or 12 (or in the case of the long-term trend assessments, at ages 9, 13, and 17 years). ...
  22. A collection of units being studied. Units can be people, places, objects, epochs, drugs, procedures, or many other things. Much of statistics is concerned with estimating numerical properties (parameters) of an entire population from a random sample of units from the population.
  23. If we think of the Persistence Question as asking which of the characters introduced at the beginning of a story have survived to become the ones at the end of it, we may also want to ask how many are on the stage at any one time. What determines how many of us there are now? ...
  24. All elements which a researcher wishes to generalize to. Or, all members of given class or set. For example, adult Canadian, teenagers, Canadian inmates, criminal offenders, can each be thought of as populations. ...
  25. Total civilian noninstitutional population of the United States, as well as that portion of the institutional population living in the following group quarters: Boarding houses; housing facilities for students and workers; staff units in hospitals and homes for the aged, infirm, or needy; ...