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Definition of Populous


  1. Abounding in people; full of inhabitants; containing many inhabitants in proportion to the extent of the country.
  2. Popular; famous.
  3. Common; vulgar.
  4. Numerous; in large number.

Populous Quotations

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.

Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever of the occurrence of a drastic evolutionary acceleration and genetic reconstruction in widespread, populous species.
Ernst Mayr

During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago.
Norman Borlaug

The notion of 'world leadership' is a curiously archaic one. The very phrase is redolent of Kipling ballads and James Bondian adventures. What makes a country a world leader? Is it population, in which case India is on course to top the charts, overtaking China as the world's most populous country by 2034?
Shashi Tharoor

The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the most rapid evolutionary change does not occur in widespread, populous species, as claimed by Most geneticists, but in small founder populations.
Ernst Mayr
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Populous Translations

populous in German is volkreich, volkreiche
populous in Swedish is folkrik
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