# Definition:Population

## Definition

The population of a statistical study is everything in the universe of discourse that is relevant to the study.

It includes all objects, measures, and observations under discussion.

### Finite Population

A finite population is a population which is finite.

### Infinite Population

An infinite population is a population which is infinite.

## Also known as

The population (of a particular study) can also be referred to as the universe.

See universal set.