malthusian

malthusian
 Person who advocates population control; follower of the ideas of Thomas Malthus, nineteenth-century philosopher who predicted that population would grow faster than our ability to produce food. Malthusians ignored the contribution of technology improvements to increasing productivity.

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  • malthusian — MALTHUSIÁN, Ă, malthusieni, e, adj., s.m. şi f. Malthusianist (1, 2). [pr.: mal tu si an] – Din fr. malthusien. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  malthusián adj. m., s. m. (si …   Dicționar Român

  • Malthusian — Mal*thu sian, a. Of or pertaining to the political economist, the Rev. T. R. Malthus, or conforming to his views; as, Malthusian theories. See {Malthus}. [1913 Webster] Note: Malthus held that population tends to increase faster than its means of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malthusian — Mal*thu sian, n. A follower of Malthus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malthusian — (n.) 1812, from the teachings of English economist Thomas R. Malthus (1766 1835), especially with regard to population increase. As an adjective by 1818. Related: Malthusianism …   Etymology dictionary

  • Malthusian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the theory of the English economist Thomas Malthus (1766 1834) that, if unchecked, the population tends to increase at a greater rate than its means of subsistence. ► NOUN ▪ an adherent of Malthus …   English terms dictionary

  • Malthusian — [mal tho͞o′zhən, mal tho͞o′zē ən] adj. of Malthus and his theory that the world population tends to increase faster than the food supply with inevitable disastrous results unless natural restrictions, such as war, famine, and disease, reduce the… …   English World dictionary

  • Malthusian — Mal·thu·sian mal th(y)ü zhən, mȯl adj of or relating to Malthus or to his theory that population tends to increase at a faster rate than its means of subsistence and that unless it is checked by moral restraint or by disease, famine, war, or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Malthusian — adjective Etymology: Thomas R. Malthus Date: 1821 of or relating to Malthus or to his theory that population tends to increase at a faster rate than its means of subsistence and that unless it is checked by moral restraint or disaster (as disease …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Malthusian —    , MAILTHUSIANISM    Malthus became widely known for his Essay on the Principles of Population, published in 1798. The main theory of his book is that population tends to increase faster than the means to feed it. This is called the Malthusian… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Malthusian theory — refers to: *Malthusian catastrophe *Neo malthusianism *Malthusian *Thomas Malthus *Malthusian growth model *Overpopulation *An Essay on the Principle of PopulationRelated: *The Population Bomb *Subsistence theory of wages *Club of Rome *Risks to… …   Wikipedia

  • malthusian theory — n. Malthus theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence; Malthusianism. See {Malthusian}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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