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NUMBER [C, U] B1 the number of people living in a particular area: What's the population of Brazil?Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
PEOPLE [group] B2 all the people living in a particular area, or all the people or animals of a particular type: a 9% rise in the prison populationEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
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