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English definition of “people”

people

plural noun (PERSONS)   /ˈpi·pəl/
men, women, and children generally ; pl of person : There were a lot of people there. Some people were hurt . People can refer to a particular group mentioned : young / old people poor / rich people Those people look as if they’re lost . When you say the people, you mean the large number of ordinary men and women who do not have positions of power : The president wanted to take his message directly to the people. Note: See the usage note at person.
(Definition of people plural noun (PERSONS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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