Pronunciation: /ˌpɒp.jəˈleɪ.ʃən/ Explain

In statistics, a population is an entire set of things about which inferences are to be drawn. Inferences are often based on a random sample taken from the population.

Examples of populations:

  • All of the students in a school.
  • 18-25 year olds in a market area.
  • Frogs of a certain species in New Guinea.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, population. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 142. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Population. 3/29/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/population.html.

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12/26/2018: Added link to article Inference. (McAdams, David E.)
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
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