Entry from US English dictionary
The maintenance of a population at a constant level by limiting the number of live births to only what is needed to replace the existing population.
- Today, German women are having less than 1.4 children each - only two thirds the level needed to maintain zero population growth.
- With a population of 7,587,000, Austria has maintained zero population growth in the last half of the twentieth century.
- Our supposedly rapacious western culture has reached near zero population growth.
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Syllabification: ze·ro pop·u·la·tion growth
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