depopulation depopulation  /dɪ ˌpɑp jə ˈleɪ ʃə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the condition of having reduced numbers of inhabitants (or no inhabitants at all)

Usage(s):

  1. Instead it fuels the expansion of industrial megafarms and the depopulation of rural America.
  2. PTI Boston Correspondent Philip Taubman took a trip down East recently to explore a special kind of depopulation problem.
  3. You forgot to mention one more piece of flotsam set adrift by the current trend to depopulation and bankruptcy in colleges and universities PTI, April 16.

News

  • Politics Counts: How Detroit Is Different

    When you step back and look at the numbers, it becomes clear that Detroit is different. The mix of depopulation, economic shifts and racial problems that hit Detroit combined to create an unmatched set of trials – or at least unmatched for a city of its size and scale.
    on August 2, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs

Quotes

  1. "Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the third world," Kissinger said, "because the US economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries."
    on Dec 18, 2007 By: Henry Kissinger Source: Dissident Voice

  2. "I consider it is my duty to become a president in order to put an end to the policy of depopulation of the country, to embark on developing the production and let people earn their living at home, remaining together with their families and...
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Serafim Urechean Source: Информационное агентство Infotag

  3. "There has been a halt in rural depopulation and we are seeing more and more people moving to the countryside," said party leader Trevor Sargent. "This population shift, however, has been driven more by the cost of living, including the cost...
    on Feb 12, 2007 By: Trevor Sargent Source: Ireland Online

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