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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Usage Notes:

  • 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.”

Additional Information:

  • Homans, George Caspar. 1950. The Human Group. New York: Harcourt, Brace.

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