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population explosion

the rapid increase in numbers of a particular species, especially in the world's human population since the end of World War II, attributed to an accelerating birthrate, a decrease in infant mortality, and an increase in life expectancy.
Origin of population explosion
1950-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It also no doubt helped facilitate the population explosion of the past century.
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  • We are no more distressed at their proliferation than an owl is at a population explosion among field mice.
  • Butler says the study uncovered several possible factors behind the population explosion.
  • The sudden presence of abundant food should cause a population explosion, and it has.
  • We are not part of the long term population explosion.
  • Finally the primary cause of all our problems is the current population explosion.
  • It was the underlying cause of the hedge-fund population explosion.
  • More dramatic inevitabilities are the explosions, the scientific explosion, and the population explosion.
  • Farming brought a population explosion, protein and vitamin deficiency, new diseases and deforestation.
British Dictionary definitions for population explosion

population explosion

a rapid increase in the size of a population caused by such factors as a sudden decline in infant mortality or an increase in life expectancy
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