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1    sometimes functioning as pl   all the persons inhabiting a country, city, or other specified place  
2    the number of such inhabitants  
3    sometimes functioning as pl   all the people of a particular race or class in a specific area  
the Chinese population of San Francisco     
4    the act or process of providing a place with inhabitants; colonization  
5      (Ecology)   a group of individuals of the same species inhabiting a given area  
6      (Astronomy)   either of two main groups of stars classified according to age and location. Population I consists of hot white stars, many occurring in galactic clusters and forming the arms of spiral galaxies. Stars of population II are older, the brightest being red giants, and are found in the centre of spiral and elliptical galaxies in globular clusters  
7      (Also called)    universe     (Statistics)   the entire finite or infinite aggregate of individuals or items from which samples are drawn  

optimum population  
      n     (Economics)   a population that is sufficiently large to provide an adequate workforce with minimal unemployment  
population control  
      n   a policy of attempting to limit the growth in numbers of a population, esp. in poor or densely populated parts of the world, by programmes of contraception or sterilization  
population explosion  
      n   a rapid increase in the size of a population caused by such factors as a sudden decline in infant mortality or an increase in life expectancy  
population pyramid  
      n   a pyramid-shaped diagram illustrating the age distribution of a population: the youngest are represented by a rectangle at the base, the oldest by one at the apex  
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1:to utter taunting words 2:to deride or tease with taunting words 'The Gridiron Show group joked with and gibed at those in the Memphis power structure, politicians mostly. Rarely did anyone get their feelings hurt by the skits in the shows…." — Toby Sells, Memphis Magazine, December 2014
with a complex structure; difficult to approach; multiple problems generator
act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing
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