population


population
population pop‧u‧la‧tion [ˌpɒpjˈleɪʆn ǁ ˌpɑː-] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] the number of people who live in a particular country or area:

• a city with a population of over 2 million

• Hong Kong's rapid growth in population

2. [countable usually singular] all the people who live in a particular area:

• 12% of the population now has private health insurance.

ˌactive popuˈlation also ecoˌnomically ˌactive popuˈlation, working population
[countable, uncountable] ECONOMICS all the people who normally work in an area, country etc:

• Even by 1930, 46% of the active population of Italy was still directly involved in agriculture.

• Unemployment has risen to 4.1% of the working population.

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population UK US /ˌpɒpjəˈleɪʃən/ noun
[S or U] the number of people living in a particular country, area, or town: a population of 12,000/175,000/13 million, etc. »

With a population of 2.1 million, it is the country's 25th largest metropolitan area.

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We've seen a slow but steady decline in population over the years.

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In these countries there is still rapid population growth.

[S] all the people living in a particular country, area, or town: »

10% of the population were living in poverty.

[C, usually singular] all the people or animals of a particular type or group that live in one country, area, or town: »

More than half of the world's working population has no formal employment or social security arrangements.

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With the restrictions on hunting, deer populations have begun to grow.

See also ACTIVE POPULATION(Cf. active population), FLOATING POPULATION(Cf. ↑floating population)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • population — [ pɔpylasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • populacion mil. XVIIIe; repris de l angl.; 1335 « peuplement » rare; bas lat. populatio, de populus « peuple » 1 ♦ Ensemble des personnes qui habitent un espace, une terre. La population du globe, de la France, d une ville …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Population — Pop u*la tion, n. [L. populatio: cf. F. population.] 1. The act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants. [1913 Webster] 2. The whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country, or portion of a country; as, a population of ten… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Population — steht für: fachsprachlich veraltet: Bevölkerung eine Gruppe von Individuen einer Art (Tiere und Pflanzen), die zur gleichen Zeit am selben Ort leben und sich miteinander fortpflanzen können, siehe Population (Biologie) in der Statistik für die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • population — 1570s, from L.L. populationem (5c., nom. populatio) a people, multitude, as if a noun of action from L. populus people. Population explosion is first attested 1953 …   Etymology dictionary

  • population — [päp΄yə lā′shən] n. [LL populatio] 1. a) all the people in a country, region, etc. b) the number of these c) a (specified) part of the people in a given area [the Japanese population of Hawaii] 2. a populating or being populated …   English World dictionary

  • population — population. См. популяция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Population — (v. lat.), 1) Bevölkerung, s.d.; 2) die gesammten Einwohner eines Landes, einer Provinz od. eines Ortes. Daher Populationistik, Bevölkerungsstatistik, s. u. Bevölkerung B); Populationisten, in England Gegner des Malthus, welcher gegen die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Population — (spätlat.), Bevölkerung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Population — Populātion (lat.), Bevölkerung (s.d.); Populationístik, s. Bevölkerungstheorie …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Population — Population, Bevölkerung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon


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