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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  population 
  n  1:  the  people  who  inhabit  a  territory  or  state;  "the  population 
  seemd  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"  [syn:  {populating}] 




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