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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Malthus, Thomas Robert 1766-1834. British economist who wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798), arguing that population tends to increase faster than food supply, with inevitably disastrous results, unless the increase in population is checked by moral restraints or by war, famine, and disease.

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  • proper n. A rare surname derived from the Middle English word for malthouse.
  • proper n. Specifically, Thomas Malthus, English demographer and political economist, who proposed the view that population growth always exceeds the growth of the necessary food supply.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. Thomas Robert Malthus, an English economist who argued that increases in population would outgrow increases in the means of subsistence (1766-1834).

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  • n. an English economist who argued that increases in population would outgrow increases in the means of subsistence (1766-1834)

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