Population vs Kin - What's the difference?

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Population is a related term of kin.

As nouns the difference between population and kin

is that population is population while kin is pain.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • The people living within a political or geographical boundary.
  • By extension, the people with a given characteristic.
  • A count of the number of residents within a political or geographical boundary such as a town, a nation or the world.
  • (biology) A collection of organisms of a particular species, sharing a particular characteristic of interest, most often that of living in a given area.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= David Van Tassel], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/lee-dehaan Lee DeHaan
  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.
  • (statistics) A group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn.
  • * 1883 , (Francis Galton) et al., Final Report of the Anthropometric Committee , Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, p. 269.
  • it is possible it [the Anglo-Saxon race] might stand second to the Scandinavian countries [in average height] if a fair sample of their population were obtained.
  • (computing) The act of filling initially empty items in a collection.
  • kin


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) kin, kyn, ken, kun, from (etyl) .


  • Race; family; breed; kind.
  • (collectively) Persons of the same race or family; kindred.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • You are of kin , and so a friend to their persons.
  • One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.
  • Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
  • Kind; sort; manner; way.
  • Derived terms
    * akin * kind * kindred * kinfolk * kinship * kinsman * kinswoman * kith and kin * next of kin
    See also
    * kith * clan


  • Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to".
  • It turns out my back-fence neighbor is kin to one of my co-workers.

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • A primitive Chinese musical instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
  • (Riemann)
  • * 1840 , Elijah Coleman Bridgman, Samuel Wells Williams, The Chinese Repository (page 40)
  • If a musician were going to give a lecture upon the mathematical part of his art, he would find a very elegant substitute for the monochord in the Chinese kin .


    * ink English three-letter words ----