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 in a Sentence
He is studying the problem of deer overpopulation.
Recent Examples of overpopulation from the Web
Acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking recently said humans eventually will have to leave Earth to avoid the disastrous effects of climate change, overpopulation and nuclear war.
NG: Worrying about evil AI robots today is a lot like worrying about overpopulation on the planet Mars.
Despite the overpopulation in Schumann’s reputedly muddy orchestration, Mr. Salonen elicited a crisp, lively and appealing performance.
Broadview Heights has long struggled with deer overpopulation.
Spaying and neutering programs are aimed at curtailing the overpopulation of animals so fewer end up homeless in shelters.
For many years, Chicago's population of unwanted animals has been steadily declining, thanks to efforts by city officials working with animal welfare agencies along with the success of spay and neuter programs to curtail overpopulation.
In a forthcoming BBC documentary, Hawking says humans have about 100 years to colonize Mars before overpopulation, climate change, disease and artificial intelligences doom Earth, reports The Telegraph.
However, the need for such organizations remains high because overpopulation remains at critical high levels, authorities said.
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First Known Use of overpopulation
OVERPOPULATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overpopulation for English Language Learners
: a situation in which too many people or animals live in a certain area
OVERPOPULATION Defined for Kids
Definition of overpopulation for Students
: the condition of having too many people living in a certain area
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