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population pressure

noun, Ecology
the force exerted by a growing population upon its environment, resulting in dispersal or reduction of the population.
Origin of population pressure
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Increasing population pressure on diminishing agricultural land.
  • Thus, population pressure on the river area from local residents is small.
  • Family planning slows population growth, which helps alleviate population pressure on key resources such as water, food and land.

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