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noun [plural] uk   us   /ˈpiː.pl̩/
A1 men, women, and children: Many people never take any exercise. We've invited 30 people to our party. used to refer to everyone, or informally to the group that you are speaking to: People will think you've gone mad. People like to be made to feel important. Now that we've discussed our problems, are people happy with the decisions taken? men and women who are involved in a particular type of work: We'll have to get the people from the tax office to look at these accounts. Most of her friends are media people.the people C1 the large number of ordinary men and women who do not have positions of power in society: She claims to be the voice of the people. The president has lost the support of the people. the people's Princesssb's people informal the people someone is related to: Her people come from Scotland originally.
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noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   us   /ˈpiː.pl̩/
all the men, women, and children who live in a particular country, or who have the same culture or language: The French are known as a food-loving people. a society: Customs similar to this one are found among many peoples of the world.
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