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pop yuh lay shuhn

  • n  the people who inhabit a territory or state
    the population seemed to be well fed and clothed
  • n  a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area
    they hired hunters to keep down the deer population
  • n  (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
    it is an estimate of the mean of the population
  • n  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.)
    people come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade
    the African-American population of Salt Lake City has been increasing
  • n  the act of populating (causing to live in a place)
    he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals

  • Detroit's population decrease would have been even more drastic but for an influx of white and Negro workers from the South.
  • America's household cat and dog population has reached an alltime high of 49.
  • As the global population increases, it gets harder to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in Toronto Sun
    The 30,000 additional troops that I am announcing tonight will deploy in the first part of 2010 -- the fastest pace possible -- so that they can target the insurgency and secure key population centres,Obama explained, describing the key...
  • Phil Woolas in BBC News
    But Mr Woolas, who became immigration minister in the reshuffle earlier this month, said: "This government isn't going to allow the population to go up to 70 million. There has to be a balance between the number of people coming in and the number of...
  • Joe Biden in San Francisco Chronicle
    I've had a great relationship. In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking,Biden said.

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