Definition of populations


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • populations is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 15 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • populations is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 20 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of populations

  • (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn (noun)

    Examples

    1. it is an estimate of the mean of the population

    Synonyms

    1. universe

  • a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area (noun)

    Examples

    1. they hired hunters to keep down the deer population

  • the act of populating (causing to live in a place) (noun)

    Examples

    1. he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals

  • 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.) (noun)

    Examples

    1. people come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade
    2. the African-American population of Salt Lake City has been increasing

  • the people who inhabit a territory or state (noun)

    Examples

    1. the population seemed to be well fed and clothed

See definition of populations in Merriam Webster