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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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Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... genetics than others. If that is indeed the case then the most likely candidates for that designation would be black Africans: European-American populations are less genetically diverse and have more potentially harmful genetic variations than African-American populations, according to an international ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:20 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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Re: Why similar features are preserved in a gigantic population?

You're not taking into account the much smaller numbers just a handful of generations ago.

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by Darby
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:41 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why similar features are preserved in a gigantic population?
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Why similar features are preserved in a gigantic population?

... of thousands of years ago, and people of these times had the same typical features that now. It is very rare. Supposedly in a such a large population should have varied much more .. This is what I do not understand ..

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by Goldentiger
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:22 am
 
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Topic: Why similar features are preserved in a gigantic population?
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Cannibalistic fishes in lake inside cave

This is not an unusual phenomenon. It is standard that fish eat their own fry, and the more overcrowded a population becomes the more fry get eaten,- until there are virtually none left and the population has to age and many die before there is room for more fry to grow. Either ...

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by animartco
Tue May 27, 2014 1:37 pm
 
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Topic: Cannibalistic fishes in lake inside cave
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... genetics than others. If that is indeed the case then the most likely candidates for that designation would be black Africans: European-American populations are less genetically diverse and have more potentially harmful genetic variations than African-American populations, according to an international ...

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by Seth90210
Fri May 23, 2014 4:23 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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