overpopulation

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Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ population and/or overpopulate +‎ -tion.

Noun[edit]

overpopulation (countable and uncountable, plural overpopulations)

  1. A situation which occurs when the number of occupants of an environment exceeds the ability of that environment to provide for those occupants.
  2. A situation which occurs when the number of occupants of one species in an environment exceeds the species' optimum population.

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