1. (noun) The collective term for human beings.
2. (noun) A specific group of human beings.
Example: The people of the United States.
Audio Pronunciation: (peo·ple)
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- Plural: peoples
- The term people is plural but can also be pluralized as peoples, for example “all the peoples of the world must come together to stop climate change.”
- Homans, George Caspar. 1950. The Human Group. New York: Harcourt, Brace.