Definition of unpopulated in US English:



  • 1(of a place) having no inhabitants.

    ‘three missiles landed in unpopulated areas’
    • ‘Two large armies, in the middle of a featureless desert, in a mostly unpopulated area going at one another.’
    • ‘A moon that circled a gas giant in an unpopulated region of space.’
    • ‘As your map is indicating, we've got strong shaking east of Paso Robles and south of Coalinga - that's a relatively unpopulated area along the San Andreas Fault.’
    • ‘However, the feeling suddenly disappeared, and Arin was left standing near an empty bench in an unpopulated area in the park.’
    • ‘The rest of Iceland is agricultural, rural, or wild - 80% of its barren land is unpopulated.’
    • ‘The landscape reminds me of unpopulated areas of France, rolling and verdant, alive with wild flowers, butterflies and birds, with unpolluted skies, unblemished vistas and not a whisper of a jet plane.’
    • ‘One of them had a trajectory toward Kuwait City, but luckily enough it was one of those missiles downed and the other two fell and hit unpopulated areas.’
    • ‘So wildlife officials are looking for an unpopulated area in the wild to release them.’
    • ‘Of course, we readied ourselves to the worst, and thankfully that three missiles were intercepted, two fell in unpopulated areas, and thankfully again that none of the missiles carried any weapons of mass destruction.’
    • ‘The region was unpopulated and desolate; far and wide there was not a tree or shrub, nothing but grass and rocks.’
    • ‘The country you enter on the far side of Burke Pass doesn't look like good farmland, but provided the rabbits are under control Merino sheep do well in this seemingly barren unpopulated land.’
    • ‘It may not be too unlikely that eventually we would come across one another in such a small and unpopulated area eventually… but on the very same day I was thinking of it?’
    • ‘I would hope that it will find an empty and unpopulated land.’
    • ‘Vast tracts were unpopulated, roads were extensive, but easy for brigands or local overlords to cut or tax, and often impassable in the wet season.’
    • ‘When Lewis and Clark explored the West in the early 1800s, as many as 100,000 wild grizzlies roamed the vast stretches of open and unpopulated land.’
    • ‘Of course, there are still huge tracts of untouched and largely unpopulated land: in the Great Plains, where people are leaving, in the mountains, deserts and Arctic tundra.’
    • ‘Eastward lay what seemed like pointless desert and unpopulated towns.’
    • ‘It's pretty fine, I think - they seem to have developed a sort of big empty sound, the aural equivalent of looking at an immense unpopulated landscape.’
    • ‘I backtrack off the Spirit Lake Highway and drive around the mountain to the south side, where a lone sheriff's deputy patrols the unpopulated roads.’
    • ‘There are vast areas of unpopulated land, harbouring some very scary creatures.’
    unwanted, excess, superfluous, left over, scrap, extra, unused, useless, worthless
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    1. 1.1 (of a printed circuit board) having no components fitted.
      • ‘A method for assembling electronic components to a substrate, comprising the steps of: providing a plurality of unpopulated substrates to be populated.’
      • ‘Unpopulated circuit boards are subjected to a bare board test where each circuit connection (as defined in a netlist) is verified as correct on the finished circuit board.’
      • ‘A method and apparatus for inspection of unpopulated printed circuit boards is disclosed.’