Resident vs Population - What's the difference?

resident | population |

As nouns the difference between resident and population

is that resident is resident while population is population.

As a verb resident

is .



(en noun)
  • Person]], animal or plant [[live, living at a location or in an area.
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  • A bird which does not migrate during the course of the year.
  • A graduated medical student who is receiving advanced training in a specialty.
  • A diplomatic representative who resides at a foreign court, usually of inferior rank to an ambassador.
  • Derived terms

    * permanent resident


    (en adjective)
  • Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing on one's own estate.
  • resident in the city or in the country
  • Based in a particular place; on hand; local.
  • He is our resident computer expert.
  • (obsolete) Fixed; stable; certain.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • stable and resident like a rock
  • * Davenant
  • one there still resident as day and night


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    (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], [ 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.