populationnoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]uk /ˌpɒp.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌpɑː.pjəˈleɪ.ʃən/
In 1992 the population of Cairo was approximately 6,500,000.
Throughout the war, there were horrific casualties among the civilian populations of both countries.
The UN is investigating new methods of population control (= limiting the growth of the number of people).
- Children make up a large proportion of the world's population.
- The population as a whole is getting healthier.
- The early settlers enslaved or killed much of the native population.
- In the past eight years, the elephant population in Africa has been halved.
- Many of the world's cities have populations of more than five million.
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