[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.
[noh-noh] /ˈnoʊˌnoʊ/ noun, plural no-nos, no-no’s. Informal. 1. anything that is forbidden or not advisable, as because of being improper or unsafe: If you want to lose weight, rich desserts are a no-no. /Italian ˈnɔːno/ noun 1. Luigi (luˈiːdʒi). 1924–90, Italian composer of 12-tone music n. 1942, from reduplication of no.
[noh-noh] /ˈnoʊˌnoʊ/ noun, plural no-nos, no-no’s. Informal. 1. anything that is forbidden or not advisable, as because of being improper or unsafe: If you want to lose weight, rich desserts are a no-no. n. 1942, from reduplication of no.
[uh b-jek-shuh n] /əbˈdʒɛk ʃən/ noun 1. a reason or argument offered in disagreement, opposition, refusal, or disapproval. 2. the act of , opposing, or disputing: His ideas were open to serious objection. 3. a ground or cause for objecting. 4. a feeling of disapproval, dislike, or disagreement. /əbˈdʒɛkʃən/ noun 1. an expression, statement, or […]
[non-uh b-jek-tiv] /ˌnɒn əbˈdʒɛk tɪv/ adjective 1. not . 2. Fine Arts. not representing objects known in physical nature; nonrepresentational: some nonobjective works by Kandinsky and Mondrian. /ˌnɒnəbˈdʒɛktɪv/ adjective 1. of or designating an art movement in which things are depicted in an abstract or purely formalized way, not as they appear in reality