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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌpɒp.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpɒp.juːˈleɪ.ʃən/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌpɑ.pjəˈleɪ.ʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
population (plural populations)
- The people living within a political or geographical boundary.
- The population of New Jersey will not stand for this!
- (by extension) The people with a given characteristic.
- India has the third-largest population of English-speakers in the world.
- A count of the number of residents within a political or geographical boundary such as a town, a nation or the world.
- The town’s population is only 243.
- population explosion; population growth
- (cellular automata) The number of living cells in a pattern.
- 2003 February 28, fiziwig, “Fast GOL alogrithm that doesn't examine neighbors.”, in comp.theory.cell-automata (Usenet):
- Since unoccupied cells never send a message they never access their neighbors and so if the population of the arena is, say, 20% of the total area then 80% of time no neighbor cells need to be accessed at all leading 1/9th as many array accesses and computation speeds up to 9 times faster per generation.
- (biology) A collection of organisms of a particular species, sharing a particular characteristic of interest, most often that of living in a given area.
- A seasonal migration annually changes the populations in two or more biotopes drastically, many twice in opposite senses.
- 2013 May-June, David Van Tassel, Lee DeHaan, “Wild Plants to the Rescue”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3:
- Plant breeding is always a numbers game. […] The wild species we use are rich in genetic variation, […]. In addition, we are looking for rare alleles, so the more plants we try, the better. These rarities may be new mutations, or they can be existing ones that are neutral—or are even selected against—in a wild population. A good example is mutations that disrupt seed dispersal, leaving the seeds on the heads long after they are ripe.
- (statistics) A group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn.
- 1883, Francis Galton et al., “Final Report of the Anthropometric Committee”, in Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, page 269:
- […] it is possible it [the Anglo-Saxon race] might stand second to the Scandinavian countries [in average height] if a fair sample of their population were obtained.
- (computing) The act of filling initially empty items in a collection.
- John clicked the Search button and waited for the population of the list to complete.
- interpopulation, interpopulational
- intrapopulation, intrapopulational
- multipopulation, multipopulational
all people living within a political or geographical boundary
biology: collection of organisms
number of residents in a given area
statistics: greater group of units from which a sample can be drawn
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- (statistics) population
Declension of population
- stikprøve (“sample”)
population f (plural populations)
- “population”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
population (plural populationes)