1. [ noun ] the people who inhabit a territory or state

"the population seemed to be well fed and clothed"

Related terms: people home_front dwell
2. [ noun ] (biology) a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area

"they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"

Related terms: group overpopulation
3. [ noun ] (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
Synonyms: universe

"it is an estimate of the mean of the population"

Related terms: collection subpopulation statistics
4. [ noun ] (mathematics) the number of inhabitants in a given place (country or city etc.)

"people come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade"

Related terms: integer
5. [ noun ] the act of populating (causing to live in a place)
Synonyms: populating

"he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"

Related terms: colonization people
Similar spelling:   populating