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people

noun
 
 
/ˈpiːpl/
PLURAL [plural] A1 more than one person: Our company employs over 400 people. People live much longer than they used to.People in general
the people [plural] all the ordinary people in a country: The rebels have gained the support of the people.Someone, anyone, no one or everyoneOrdinary people
RACE [C] formal all the people of a race: Europe is made up of many different peoples.Someone, anyone, no one or everyoneOrdinary peopleRace and ethnicityRacial issues
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