Definition of popularly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒpjələli/


1By many or most people; generally: advancing age is popularly associated with a declining capacity to work
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  • As a ‘laughing gas’, it was widely abused and popularly associated with ‘drunkenness’, in much the same way that aerosol-based nitrous oxide and ether-based glue are today.
  • Ostentatiously, a person's income dictates his ‘taste’, which is popularly associated with his dress, the restaurants he frequents, and the people he associates with.
  • While hotels, travel agencies and others are popularly associated with the service sector economy, this arena also includes those services traditionally provided by the government.
widely, generally, universally, commonly, by many/most/all, usually, regularly, customarily, habitually, conventionally, ordinarily, traditionally, as a rule
1.1(Of a term, name, or title) in informal, common, or non-specialist use: the community charge (popularly known as the poll tax)
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  • The current five-week winter break is the legacy of a former mini-semester called ‘January term,’ a name that is still popularly used to refer to Macalester's winter break.
  • I took the little camera with me - it's popularly named a ‘pencam’, and that's what I'll call it from now on - but it was too hot, the sun was too fierce, and I was in too much of a rush to use it out in the field.
  • This temple is situated at Shastrinagar, a newly developed housing colony of Jammu city, named after a saint popularly known as Dudadhari Baba, as he lived only on milk.
informally, unofficially, simply, non-technically;
by lay people, by non-specialists
1.2(Of a politician or government) chosen by the majority of the voters; democratically: a popularly elected Parliament
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  • It was not until 1969 that the first transition between two popularly elected democratic governments occurred.
  • In the second sentence, dripping with rancor, Weisbrot slanderously implies that the United States feels no obligation whatsoever to tolerate popularly elected democracies if it has policy difference with that regime.
  • Both leaders gave their support for voters to popularly elect a council mayor to hold office every four years.
democratically, by the people, universally, by universal suffrage

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