Popularity vs Population - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between popularity and population

is that popularity is the quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large; good will or favor proceeding from the people; as, the popularity of a law, statesman, or a book while population is population.

popularity

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large; good will or favor proceeding from the people; as, the popularity of a law, statesman, or a book.
  • (archaic) The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.
  • This gallant laboring to avoid popularity falls into a habit of affectation. — Ben Jonson.
  • (archaic) Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.
  • Popularities , and circumstances which sway the ordinary judgment. — Bacon.
  • (obsolete) The act of courting the favour of the people.
  • Indicted for popularity and ambition. — Holland.
  • (archaic) Public sentiment; general passion.
  • A little time be allowed for the madness of popularity to cease. — Bancroft.

    Derived terms

    * popularity contest

    population

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The people living within a political or geographical boundary.
  • By extension, the people with a given characteristic.
  • A count of the number of residents within a political or geographical boundary such as a town, a nation or the world.
  • (biology) A collection of organisms of a particular species, sharing a particular characteristic of interest, most often that of living in a given area.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= David Van Tassel], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/lee-dehaan Lee DeHaan
  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.
  • (statistics) A group of units (persons, objects, or other items) enumerated in a census or from which a sample is drawn.
  • * 1883 , (Francis Galton) et al., Final Report of the Anthropometric Committee , Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, p. 269.
  • it is possible it [the Anglo-Saxon race] might stand second to the Scandinavian countries [in average height] if a fair sample of their population were obtained.
  • (computing) The act of filling initially empty items in a collection.