the number of people living in a particular area, country etc.
people living in an area
a particular group or type of people or animals living in a particular place
"the population seemed to be well fed and clothed"
"they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
"it is an estimate of the mean of the population"
"people come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade"
"the African-American population of Salt Lake City has been increasing"
"he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals"
A world population where life expectancy is continuously increasing.
出自： Anthony Huxley
By 1986..the town of Richards Bay had a population of nearly 20 000.
出自：South African Panorama
The effect of radiation on proliferating cell populations.
出自：British Medical Bulletin
误 Kandahar has a population of 230,000 people.
正 Kandahar has a population of 230,000 .
误 How many are the population of Japan?
误 How large is the Japanese population?
正 How large is the population of Japan?
正 What is the population of Japan?
析 提问“多少人口”须用How large或what,另外,“日本人口”应说the population of Japan,不能说 Japanese population。
误 The population of Guangzhou is more than that of Haikou.
正 The population of Guangzhou is larger than that of Haikou.
析 population是集合名词,一般不可与many, few搭配,而要用large, small,当表示“比…人口多”时,一般也不用more而用large,且谓语动词用单数形式。
误 There is a very large population in China.
正 China has a very large population.
析 陈述句中表示“有多少人口”要用动词have,而不用there be结构。