Dwell vs Populate - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between dwell and populate

is that dwell is to abide; to remain; to continue while populate is to live in; to inhabit.

As verbs the difference between dwell and populate

is that dwell is to live; to reside while populate is to supply with inhabitants; to people.

As a noun dwell

is (engineering) a period of time in which a system or component remains in a given state.

As an adjective populate is

(obsolete) populous.

dwell

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (engineering) A period of time in which a system or component remains in a given state.
  • (engineering) A brief pause in the motion of part of a mechanism to allow an operation to be completed.
  • (electrical engineering) A planned delay in a timed control program.
  • (automotive) In a petrol engine, the period of time the ignition points are closed to let current flow through the ignition coil in between each spark. This is measured as an angle in degrees around the camshaft in the distributor which controls the points, for example in a 4-cylinder engine it might be 55° (spark at 90° intervals, points closed for 55° between each).
  • Verb

  • To live; to reside.
  • * Peacham
  • the parish in which I was born, dwell , and have possessions
  • * C. J. Smith
  • The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the hall where the lord of the domain resides.
  • To linger (on ) a particular thought, idea etc.; to remain fixated (on).
  • (engineering) To be in a given state.
  • To abide; to remain; to continue.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll rather dwell in my necessity.
  • * Wordsworth
  • Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart.

    See also

    * abide * live * reside * stay

    References

    * * English irregular verbs

    populate

    English

    Verb

  • To supply with inhabitants; to people.
  • To live in; to inhabit.
  • To fill initially empty items in a collection.
  • John clicked the Search button and waited for the list to populate .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) populous
  • (Francis Bacon)
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