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English definition of “people”

people

plural noun (PERSONS)   /ˈpi·pəl/
men, women, and children generally; pl ofperson: 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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