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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. 2016.
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  • Why are the means of regulating families made known to us if we are not to use them when population-pressure becomes acute?

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