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Population

Definition

noun

(general)

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).

(taxonomy)

A low-level taxonomic rank.

(statistics)

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


Supplement

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

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


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