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Malthus, Thomas

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMalthus, ThomasThomas MalthusMal‧thus, Thomas /ˈmælθəs/ 🔊 🔊 (1766–1834) a British economist who studied population growth. He is known especially for his opinion that, if the world’s population was not controlled by disease, wars, or by sexual restraint, it would grow faster than the world’s food supply.Malthusian /mælˈθjuːziən $ -ˈθuːʒən/ adjective
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