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population

pop·u·la·tion

population

 
pronunciation:
pap y leI shn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the collective human inhabitants of an area.
He was elected by a large majority of the population.The famine devastated the country's population.
similar words:
inhabitants, people, public, residents
definition 2: the total number of people inhabiting a country, city, area, or the like.
The population of the United States rose to over 300 million in 2006.
similar words:
country
definition 3: the number of inhabitants, human or otherwise, of a particular category in a place.
She is a popular politician among the Mexican-American population in Texas.The researchers are studying the elephant population within the reserve.
definition 4: in biology, the aggregation of plants and animals in a particular area.
similar words:
community
derivation: populational (adj.)
Word Parts
The word population contains the following part:
popul Latin root that means the people