Definition of Overpopulation
(noun) When an area has too many inhabitants to support the population’s needs (e.g., food, water).
- American English – /oh-vuhr-pahp-yuh-lAY-shuhn/
- British English – /oh-vuh-po-pyu-lAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈˌoʊvərˌpɑpjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
- British English – /ˌəʊvəˌpɒpjᵿˈleɪʃn/
- Plural: overpopulations
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “overpopulation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 30, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/overpopulation/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
overpopulation. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/overpopulation/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “overpopulation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 30, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/overpopulation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“overpopulation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 30 Sep. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/overpopulation/>.