Malthusian meaning
[mal-thoo-zhuh n, -zee-uh n]
Definitions of malthusian is:
  • adjective malthusian
    of or relating to the theories of T. R. Malthus, 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.
  • noun malthusian
    a follower of Malthus.
  • adjective malthusian
    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