populace n : people in general considered as a whole; "he is a hero in the eyes of the public" [syn: public, world]
- (UK): /ˈpɒpjʊləs/, /"pQpjUl@s/
- (US): , /ˈpɑpjələs/, /"pApj@l@s/
- Do not confuse populace (a noun) with populous (an adjective).
inhabitants of a nation
- German: Bevölkerung
A populace is a group of people forming the total population of a certain place. It is taken from the Latin word populus, which means "people", but also in the sense of a race, nationality, or locality. This can be compared with the Spanish word pueblo, which derives from the same Latin root.
populace in Czech: Populace
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