Part of speech: noun

The whole number of a people.

Part of speech: noun

The multiplying of inhabitants.

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Usage examples "population":

  1. The tower is large and tall, and the church a great one; or so it appears in comparison with the small population of the place. - "Wild Life in a Southern County", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The city was sinking fast; and the citizens could ill bear this loss, for its population, though lessened, was still too large for the fallen state of Egypt. - "History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12)", S. Rappoport.
  3. We can only say that it depends on an increase in the actual number of the population, on the number of the men endowed with high intellectual and moral faculties, as well as on their standard of excellence. - "The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)", Charles Darwin.