population density

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of population density

: the number of people living in each unit of area (such as a square mile)
  • This part of the country has a high population density.

Word by Word Definitions

population play
  1. : the whole number of people or inhabitants in a country or region

  2. : the total of individuals occupying an area or making up a whole

  3. : the total of particles at a particular energy level

density play
  1. : the quality or state of being dense

  2. : the quantity per unit volume (see 1volume 2), unit area (see area 1), or unit length: such as

  3. : the mass (see 2mass 1c) of a substance per unit volume


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