noun. 1. the entire amount of people in a rendered geographical location. 2. with regard to statistics, a theoretically defined, total group of items from which a sampling is taken in effort to attain empirical observations and to which outcomes can be generalized. Commonly referred to as universe.

POPULATION: "The population of the town is dense, and thus, far more numerous than we expected."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "POPULATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/population/ (accessed June 26, 2017).