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"popular" in British English

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popularadjective

uk   /ˈpɒp.jə.lər/ us   /ˈpɑː.pjə.lɚ/
  • popular adjective (LIKED)

A2 liked, enjoyed, or supported by many people: She's the most popular teacher in school. That song was popular with people from my father's generation. Walking is a popular form of exercise in Britain. How popular is Madonna among/with teenagers?informal Jan wasn't very popular (= people were annoyed by her) when she opened all the windows on that cold day.
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(Definition of popular from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"popular" in American English

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popularadjective

us   /ˈpɑp·jə·lər/
  • popular adjective (LIKED)

liked, enjoyed, or admired by many people or by most people in a particular group: In-line skating is increasingly popular.
  • popular adjective (GENERAL)

involving or relating to ordinary people or to all the people who live in a country or area: Contrary to popular belief, air travel is less dangerous than travel by car.
popularity
noun [U] us   /ˌpɑp·jəˈlær·ɪ·t̬i/
The governor’s popularity will probably guarantee his reelection.
(Definition of popular from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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