populationnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]uk /ˌpɒp.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌpɑː.pjə-/
- 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.