overpopulation


over·pop·u·la·tion

noun \ˌō-vər-ˌpä-pyə-ˈlā-shən\

: a situation in which too many people or animals live in a certain area

Full Definition of OVERPOPULATION

:  the condition of having a population so dense as to cause environmental deterioration, an impaired quality of life, or a population crash

Examples of OVERPOPULATION

  1. He is studying the problem of deer overpopulation.

First Known Use of OVERPOPULATION

1802

over·pop·u·la·tion

noun \ˌō-vər-ˌpäp-yə-ˈlā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OVERPOPULATION

: the condition of having a population so dense as to cause environmental deterioration, an impaired quality of life, or a population crash
over·pop·u·lat·ed \-ˈpäp-yə-ˌlāt-əd\ adjective

overpopulation

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Situation in which the number of individuals of a given species exceeds the number that its environment can sustain. Possible consequences are environmental deterioration, impaired quality of life, and a population crash (sudden reduction in numbers caused by high mortality and failure to produce viable offspring).

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