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[pop-yuh-ler-lee] /ˈpɒp yə lər li/

by the people as a whole; generally; widely:
a fictitious story popularly accepted as true.
for taste; for the general masses of people:
He writes popularly on many subjects.
by the public as a whole; generally or widely
usually; commonly: his full name is Robert, but he is popularly known as Bob
in a popular manner


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