• The A.L. or 'Popular' Model
    The A.L. or 'Popular' Model
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n popularity the quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after "his charm soon won him affection and popularity","the universal popularity of American movies"
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Popular microscope Popular microscope

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most popular brand of raisins is Sunmaid
    • Popularity Public sentiment; general passion. "A little time be allowed for the madness of popularity to cease."
    • Popularity Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap. "Popularities , and circumstances which . . . sway the ordinary judgment."
    • Popularity The act of courting the favor of the people. "Indicted . . . for popularity and ambition."
    • Popularity 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."
    • Popularity 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. "A popularity which has lasted down to our time."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The name of the popular sports drink Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was developed
    • n popularity Popular character or quality; favor in the eyes of the people; acceptance or acceptability among the people; the fact of being favored by or of having the approbation of the people: as, the popularity of a measure; the popularity of a public officer; the popularity of a book or of a preacher.
    • n popularity That which catches public favor; anything suited to the vulgar fancy; a piece of claptrap.
    • n popularity A desire to obtain favor with the people; a currying of favor with the people.
    • n popularity Vulgarity; commonness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most popular show amongst baby boomers is Star Trek.
    • Popularity quality or state of being popular or pleasing to the people: favour with the people: a desire to obtain favour with the people
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  • Count Boytzwnburg
    Count Boytzwnburg
    “The government must always be a step ahead of the popular movement.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “Making a long stay short is a great aid to popularity.”
  • Channing Pollock
    Channing Pollock
    “Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.”
  • Kathleen Norris
    Kathleen Norris
    “In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.”
  • John Lennon
    “We're more popular than Jesus Christ now. I don't know which will go first; rock and roll or Christianity.”
  • Richard Marcinko
    Richard Marcinko
    “Popularity is not leadership.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. popularitas, an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. populaire—L. popularispopulus, the people.


In literature:

The popular gods and the popular superstitions are once more favoured by Buddhists themselves.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The tribunes of the people were for enhancing the popular power (vested in them) by promoting the popular law.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
Bunting was a popular preacher, and an effective platform speaker; in 1818 he was given the degree of M.A.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
I have worked in the editorial office of a popular magazine, a magazine that is known widely as a champion of popular rights.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
For water that has found its way into the external ear, Alexander suggests a mode of treatment that is still popularly used.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Popular societies in Holland were among the most efficient means of the success of the revolution, as they had been in France.
"Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
Hence, popular operas for the most part are short-lived, rarely retaining their popularity more than thirty years.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
In somewhat closer touch with popular notions and popular observances were the names of the months.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
A real popular history should think more of his popularity even than his policy.
"A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
The popular name, derived from the specific, signifies royal or kingly, probably because of the plant's use in feasts.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains

In poetry:

And he sees the pleasant cottage,
To which in the flush of pride,
The popular village pastor,
Brought home a most haughty bride
"A Legend Of Buckingham Village" by Nora Pembroke
Our Judges, pure and wise in tone,
Know crime from theory alone,
And glean the motives of a thief
From books and popular belief.
"My Dream" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Three fishermen sat by the side
Of the many toned popular stream,
That rolled with its heavy proud tide,
In the shade of its own dark dream.
"The Fishermen" by Ernest Jones
First sat there the fisher of France,
And he smiled as the waters came,
For he kindled their light with a glance
At the bait of a popular name.
"The Fishermen" by Ernest Jones
``If such content not, since your hopes aspire
On heights of popularity to tower,
I can conduct you on yet swifter tire
To winning—peak of Power.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
So engrossed was the Butcher, he heeded them not,
As he wrote with a pen in each hand,
And explained all the while in a popular style
Which the Beaver could well understand.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Outages black out popular websites.
The inevitable backlash finally appears to have hit the world's most popular search engine.
Amazon Now Ranks Author Popularity.
It covers all popular applications of airbrushing , including body art, automotive custom painting, T-shirt airbrushing , tattoo art, pin-up art, hobby/model uses, illustration, fine art, and more.
Monster Energy Drink popular still, despite FDA investigation into 5.
I write about politics and popular culture.
Built on top of the world's most popular social networking application, Facebook.
Bag End Loudspeakers has updated the core models of its popular TA Series of Time- Aligned full-range loudspeakers with a new high-performance, high-frequency driver.
So much for techno-anarchy: Popular punk outfit Alkaline Trio is back with their seventh album, This Addiction, and they aren't just sitting back to promote it.
ISA recently released a second edition of its popular automation resource, "A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge," edited by Vernon L Trevathan.
He was a popular poet when poetry wasn't popular in America.
These popular rhizomes can be either perennial or biennial.
"Massachusetts's reforms continue to be popular in Massachusetts -- sufficiently popular that Brown did not repudiate them," said Paul Starr, a Princeton public affairs professor.
Popular Shakespearean comedy to open The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will present one of Shakespeare 's most popular comedies, The Taming of the Shrew, Feb 19-22 at 8 pm and Feb 23 at 2 pm in the Wayne S Knutson Theatre.
Bringing together a very popular game franchise with a very popular social network platform is pretty much a win-win: EA today announced a Facebook version of Spore , called Spore Island.

In science:

Wire models [1,2] are popular to describe molecular configurations where electrons are allowed to move almost freely along quasi one-dimensional structures, as is the case e.g. with the dislocated π -electrons in organic chain molecules [3,4,5].
The twisted arc model for chiral molecules
One of the most popular hypotheses used in studies of RWRE is uniform el lipticity.
Quenched invariance principle for multidimensional ballistic random walk in a random environment with a forbidden direction
Example 2.2 G = SO(3), X = S2 , the sphere. A popular choice of a basis of L2 (X , m) are the spherical harmonics, (Yℓ,m )−ℓ≤m≤ℓ , ℓ ∈ N (see [VK91]). Hℓ = span((Yℓ,m )−ℓ≤m≤ℓ) are subspaces of L2(X , m) on which G acts irreducibly.
On the characterization of isotropic Gaussian fields on homogeneous spaces of compact groups
This functional known as the mutual information for multiple antenna radio channels is very popular in wireless communication.
A CLT for Information-theoretic statistics of Gram random matrices with a given variance profile
Being the more popular protocol, we have chosen SOAP for our prototype .
Submission of content to a digital object repository using a configurable workflow system