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Definition of Populous

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.
Aristotle

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

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

It is the mass dream of inverted self, populous with fears overt and secret, that forms the continuous but gossamer thread upon which are strung as phantom beads all civilizations from the remotest past of record to that of the present day and hour.
Louis Sullivan

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
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Populous Translations

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