[mal-thoo-zhuh n, -zee-uh n] /mælˈθu ʒən, -zi ən/
of or relating to the theories of T. R. , which state that population tends to increase faster, at a geometrical ratio, than the means of subsistence, which increases at an arithmetical ratio, and that this will result in an inadequate supply of the goods supporting life unless war, famine, or disease reduces the population or the increase of population is checked.
a follower of .
of or relating to the theory of Malthus stating that increases in population tend to exceed increases in the means of subsistence and that therefore sexual restraint should be exercised
a supporter of this theory
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.
Malthusianism [(mal-thooh-zhuh-niz-uhm, mal-thooh-zee-uh-niz-uhm)]
A pessimistic viewpoint on population and world resources, based on the doctrines of Thomas Malthus. Malthusianism holds that population tends to increase faster than the supply of food, thus preventing the steady progress of mankind. Malthus advocated premarital chastity, late marriage, and sexual abstinence as partial solutions.
[mawlt] /mɔlt/ noun 1. germinated grain, usually barley, used in brewing and distilling. 2. any alcoholic beverage, as beer, ale, or , fermented from malt. 3. whisky, as Scotch, that is distilled entirely from malted barley. 4. (def 2). verb (used with object) 5. to convert (grain) into malt by soaking it in water and […]
noun 1. beer having a relatively high alcohol content, usually 5 to 8 percent. noun 1. any alcoholic drink brewed from malt
[mawl-tawl, -tol] /ˈmɔl tɔl, -tɒl/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a crystalline compound, C 6 H 6 O 3 , obtained from larch bark, pine needles, chicory, or roasted , used for enhancing flavors and aromas, as in foods, wines, and perfumes.
[mawl-tohs] /ˈmɔl toʊs/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble sugar, C 1 2 H 2 2 O 1 1 ⋅H 2 O, formed by the action of diastase, especially from , on starch: used chiefly as a nutrient, as a sweetener, and in culture media. /ˈmɔːltəʊz/ noun 1. a disaccharide of glucose formed by […]