\malθjˈuːzɪən], \malθjˈuːzɪən], \m_a_l_θ_j_ˈuː_z_ɪ__ə_n]\
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Of or pertaining to the political economist, the Rev. T. R. Malthus, or conforming to his views; as, theories.
By Noah Webster.
Of or pertaining to Malthus (1766-1824), an English economist who taught that the natural tendency of population is to increase so as to outrun the means of subsistence.
A follower or adherent of Malthus.
By James Champlin Fernald
According to the principle of Malthus.
An advocate of the doctrine of Malthus that, as population tends to increase at a greater rate than the means of subsistence, something should be done by the State to keep it in check.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
Pert. to Malthus, who taught that population increased more rapidly than the means of subsistence could be made to increase, and consequently the undue increase of population should be checked, and early marriages discouraged.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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