Population vs Winterkill - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between population and winterkill

is that population is population while winterkill is the mortality resulting from lethal wintry conditions among a human, animal and/or vegetal population.

As a verb winterkill is

to kill by the conditions of winter, especially the effect of the cold, freezing.

population

English

Noun

(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.
  • winterkill

    English

    Alternative forms

    * winter-kill * winter kill

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The mortality resulting from lethal wintry conditions among a human, animal and/or vegetal population.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To kill by the conditions of winter, especially the effect of the cold, freezing.
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  • To die from the above effects of winter conditions.
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