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Definitions of population:
  • noun:   the act of populating (causing to live in a place)
    Example: "He deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
  • noun:   (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
    Example: "It is an estimate of the mean of the population"
  • noun:   a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area
    Example: "They hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
  • noun:   the people who inhabit a territory or state
    Example: "The population seemed to be well fed and clothed"
  • noun:   the number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.)
    Example: "People come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade"

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