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zero population growth

Syllabification: ze·ro pop·u·la·tion growth

Definition of zero population growth in English:

noun

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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