Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, or relating to Malthus or his views on human population and world resources

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the political economist, the Rev. T. R. Malthus, or conforming to his views. See Malthus.
  • n. A follower of Malthus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Rev. T. R. Malthus (1766–1834), an English economist, or to the doctrines set forth in his “Essay on the Principle of Population.”
  • n. A follower of Malthus; a believer in Malthusianism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a believer in Malthusian theory
  • adj. of or relating to Thomas Malthus or to Malthusianism

Etymologies

From Malthus +‎ -ian. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In 1877, Dr. C.R. Dr.sdale founded the Malthusian League, and edited a periodical, _The Malthusian_, aided throughout by his wife, Dr. Alice Dr.sdale Vickery.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 Sex in Relation to Society

  • H = Le/loge2 ~ 1. 44Le ( 'bits'/generation) where Le is the substitutional load measured in 'Malthusian parameters'.

    Death of a popular anti-ID argument

  • The world's population has exploded in Malthusian numbers.

    Canada's Immigration Policy

  • My point is that when you look at the data from a country perspective, it appears that there are two modes of economic development: imperceptible improvement (what Clark calls the Malthusian trap); or rapid, accelerating gains in the standard of living.

    Cowen, Clark, and Malthus, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Often these well-meaning folk were what I would describe as Malthusian Social Darwinists for whom Garrett Hardin's 'lifeboat ethic' was gospel the very same folks who are regressive and simple minded in the Sierra Club when it comes to immigration and population issues; Paul Ehrlich's work looms large here too.

    Governing the Eco-Commons

  • The figure is well formed, except the bosom, whose shape prolonged lactation, probably upon the principle called Malthusian, soon destroys; hence the first child is said to “make the breasts fall.”

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • The Rev.Dr. Thomas Robert Malthus, who in 1798 issued the first of those works which exemplified what is called the Malthusian doctrine, also advocated celibacy or absolute continence until middle age.

    Continence—Is It Practicable or Desirable

  • He was, that is, a Malthusian in the sense of believing that the great problem was essentially the problem of raising the self-respect and spirit of independence of the poor.

    The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) James Mill

  • The figure is well formed, except the bosom, whose shape prolonged lactation, probably upon the principle called Malthusian, soon destroys; hence the first child is said to "make the breasts fall."

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2

  • This is done by so-called Malthusian measures, which the British monarchy baldly asserts must be done to lower the human population of the planet, and that quickly, from about 6.7 billions persons, to a monstrously ignorant and brutish, greatly stupefied, far, far less than two.

    LaRouche's Latest

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