population explosion/boom

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of population explosion/boom

:a sudden large increase in the number of people or animals in an area

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

explosion play
  1. : the act or an instance of exploding

  2. : a large-scale, rapid, or spectacular expansion or bursting out or forth

  3. : the release of occluded breath that occurs in one kind of articulation of stop consonants

boom play
  1. : to make a deep hollow sound

  2. : to increase in importance, popularity, or esteem

  3. : to experience a sudden rapid growth and expansion usually with an increase in prices

  1. : a booming sound or cry

  2. : a rapid expansion or increase: such as

  3. : a general movement in support of a candidate for office

  1. : a long spar used to extend the foot of a sail

  2. : a chain or line of connected floating timbers extended across a river, lake, or harbor (as to obstruct passage or catch floating objects)

  3. : a temporary floating barrier used to contain an oil spill


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