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the common people; a population
Not to be confused with:
populous – having many people; numerous; crowded
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1. The general public; the masses.
2. A population.
[French, from Italian popolaccio, rabble, from popolo, the people, from Latin populus; see popular.]
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n (sometimes functioning as plural)
1. the inhabitants of an area
2. the common people; masses
[C16: via French from Italian popolaccio the common herd, from popolo people, from Latin populus]
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pop•u•lace(ˈpɒp yə ləs)
1. (in a community or nation) the common people as distinguished from the higher classes.
2. the inhabitants of a place; population.
[1565–75; < French < Italian popolaccio=popol(o) people + -accio pejorative suffix]
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Populacethe majority; the common people, 1572; the multitude, crowd or throng, 1871. See also mob.
Example: rural populace (the birds of the country), 1807.
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|Noun||1.||populace - people in general considered as a whole; "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"|
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
admass - the segment of the public that is easily influenced by mass media (chiefly British)
audience - the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment; "every artist needs an audience"; "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"
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noun people, crowd, masses, mob, inhabitants, general public, multitude, throng, rabble, hoi polloi, Joe Public (slang), Joe Six-Pack (U.S. slang), commonalty a large proportion of the populace
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عامَّة الناس او الجُمْهور
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the populace → le peuple
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the people (of a country etc). bevolking عامَّة الناس او الجُمْهور население população obyvatelstvo das Volk befolkning πληθυσμός, λαόςpueblo lihtrahvas مردم tavallinen kansa peuple תוֹשָׁבִים जन साधारण svjetina, rulja a lakosság rakyat almúgi popolino, plebe 大衆 민중 gyventojai iedzīvotāji; ļaudis penduduk bevolkingbefolkning, almuelud خلك população populaţie население obyvateľstvo ljudstvo populacija befolkning, populas ประชาชน nüfus 平民 простий народ, простолюддя ملک کے عوام quần chúng 平民
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