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People inhabiting a territory, as in American population.

(genetics, ecology)

A group of organisms of one species that interbreed and live in the same place at the same time (e.g. deer population).


A low-level taxonomic rank.


A set of individuals, objects, or data from where a statistical sample can be drawn


Word origin: from Latin populatio, from populus = people.

Related forms: populational (adjective)
Related phrases: population characteristics, population surveillance.

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