population pressure

noun

Definition of population pressure

: the sum of the factors (as increase in numbers or excessive food consumption) within a population that reduce the ability of an environment to support the population and that therefore tend to result in migration and expansion of range or in extinction or decline of the population

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“Population pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/population%20pressure. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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