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Definitions of Population

  1. (noun) The total number of individuals or objects from which a sample is taken for study.
  2. (noun) The people living in a given area such as a city or country.

Population Pronunciation

Usage Note

  • Plural: populations

Related Quotation

  • “Today scholars are beginning to realize that ‘race‘ is nothing more and nothing less than a social invention. It has nothing to do with the intrinsic, or potential, qualities of the physically differing populations, but much to do with the allocation of power, privilege, and wealth among them” (Smedley 1998:698–99).

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Reference

Smedley, Audrey. 1998. “‘Race’ and the Construction of Human Identity.” American Anthropologist 100(3):690–702.

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Cite the Definition of Population

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “population.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 20, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/population/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

population. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/population/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “population.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 20, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/population/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“population.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 20 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/population/>.