pop·u·la·tion /ˌpɑpjəˈleʃən/ 名詞
1. The act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants.
2. The whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country, or portion of a country; as, a population of ten millions.
n 1: the people who inhabit a territory or state; "the population
seemed to be well fed and clothed"
2: a group of organisms of the same species populating a given
area; "they hired hunters to keep down the deer
3: (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which
samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of
the population" [syn: universe]
4: 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"
5: the act of populating (causing to live in a place); "he
deplored the population of colonies with convicted