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Synonyms for population
ˌpɒp yəˈleɪ ʃənpop·u·la·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.3 / 11 votes

  1. population

    A community is in general terms the aggregate of persons inhabiting any territory in common and viewed as having common interests; a commonwealth is such a body of persons having a common government, especially a republican government; as, the commonwealth of Massachusetts. A community may be very small; a commonwealth is ordinarily of considerable extent. A people is the aggregate of any public community, either in distinction from their rulers or as including them; a race is a division of mankind in the line of origin and ancestry; the people of the United States includes members of almost every race. The use of people as signifying persons collectively, as in the statement "The hall was full of people," has been severely criticized, but is old and accepted English, and may fitly be classed as idiomatic, and often better than persons, by reason of its collectivism. As Dean Alford suggests, it would make a strange transformation of the old hymn "All people that on earth do dwell" to sing "All persons that on earth do dwell." A state is an organized political community considered in its corporate capacity as "a body politic and corporate;" as, a legislative act is the act of the state; every citizen is entitled to the protection of the state. A nation is an organized political community considered with reference to the persons composing it as having certain definite boundaries, a definite number of citizens, etc. The members of a people are referred to as persons or individuals; the individual members of a state or nation are called citizens or subjects. The population of a country is simply the aggregate of persons residing within its borders, without reference to race, organization, or allegiance; unnaturalized residents form part of the population, but not of the nation, possessing none of the rights and being subject to none of the duties of citizens. In American usage State signifies one commonwealth of the federal union known as the United States. Tribe is now almost wholly applied to rude peoples with very imperfect political organization; as, the Indian tribes; nomadic tribes. Compare MOB.

    Synonyms:
    commonwealth, community, nation, people, race, state, tribe

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 4 votes

  1. populationnoun

    the people who inhabit a territory or state

    "the population seemed to be well fed and clothed"

    Synonyms:
    universe

  2. populationnoun

    a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area

    "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"

    Synonyms:
    universe

  3. population, universenoun

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

    "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"

    Synonyms:
    cosmos, existence, macrocosm, creation, world, universe, universe of discourse

  4. populationnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    universe

  5. populationnoun

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

    "he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"

    Synonyms:
    universe

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. populationnoun

    Synonyms:
    inhabitants, persons, number of people

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.5 / 2 votes

  1. populationnoun

    Synonyms:
    inhabitants

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How to use population in a sentence?

  1. Niger Prime Minister Brigi Rafini:

    We need massive assistance from the international community, it is the population that has shared with these refugees and displaced people the little they have while they themselves are living in extremely vulnerable situations.

  2. Robert H Bork:

    If the children already born each have only two children themselves ... in twenty-seven to thirty-five years the population of the world will double.

  3. Lindsay Wiley:

    There are some open questions about how much a state government or a local government or even the federal government can do when its' acting as an employer that might be different than how far it can go with respect to the entire population.

  4. Kevin Grant:

    The problem is that feral hogs are so prolific that we have to trap 70 percent of the pig population every year just to maintain the population level we have right now.

  5. Spencer Platt/Getty Images:

    New York State’s budget is more than the budgets of Texas and Florida combined, and those two states, individually, have more population than the state of New York, so, think about that fiscal irresponsibility that we continue to see in New York State, lee Zeldin is going to bring that under control.


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