Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun population

5 senses of population

Sense 1
population -- (the people who inhabit a territory or state; "the population seemed to be well fed and clothed")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Sense 2
population -- (a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area; "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population")
       => group, grouping -- (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

Sense 3
population, universe -- ((statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population")
       => collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage -- (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Sense 4
population -- (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")
       => integer, whole number -- (any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero; "an integer is a number that is not a fraction")

Sense 5
population -- (the act of populating (causing to live in a place); "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals")
       => colonization, colonisation, settlement -- (the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies; "the British colonization of America")

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