population n

Late L. populātiōn-em, population, multitude < populāre, to people or inhabit.

  1. Census; head count; number of inhabitants; specified quantity of residents; total amount of citizens.
  2. Group; multitude; class; community; nation; particular collection of individuals.
  3. Residents; dwellers; tenants; people; humanity; mortals; human beings; inhabitants of the earth.