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    population vs populace

    Hi all,

    Can anybody tell me the difference between populace and population?

    Birendra

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    Re: population vs populace

    To my knowledge, population is a more technical term than populace.

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    Re: population vs populace

    There is often not a great deal of difference:
    the populace noun - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online
    population noun - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

    If we are talking about the number of people living in a place, the word is 'population':

    The population of China is about 1.3 billion.
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    Re: population vs populace

    'The population of China is about 1.3 billion.'

    'I stood on my soapbox in the park and harangued the passing populace.'

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    Re: population vs populace

    Thanks guys,
    Now I understand the subtle difference.
    Birendra

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