• The A.L. or 'Popular' Model
    The A.L. or 'Popular' Model
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n popularizer someone who makes attractive to the general public
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Popular microscope Popular microscope

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most popular brand of raisins is Sunmaid
    • n Popularizer One who popularizes.
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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 popularizer One who popularizes, or treats scientific or abstruse subjects in a popular manner. Also spelled populariser. Athenæum.
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  • John Bright
    John Bright
    “Popular applause veers with the wind.”
  • 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.”


In literature:

But hostile criticism of the book and its mysterious author could not injure its popularity.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
It is written, not in Hebrew, as the Mishnah is, but in a popular Aramaic.
"Chapters on Jewish Literature" by Israel Abrahams
In this connection I can do no better than quote from a popular, and in many respects deservedly popular, writer on Japan.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
The latter's popularity among them was unbounded.
"The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln" by Francis Fisher Browne
He at once marked down all his goods as low as possible, and began to "sell for cost," originating the system which is now so popular.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
Another historical point worthy of observation is his early adulation of Elizabeth, evincing at once his own courtiership and her popularity.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
They do not represent popular religion nor the religion of India as a whole.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
It was, however, the manner rather than the matter which gave to "Euphues" its prominence and popularity.
"A History of English Prose Fiction" by Bayard Tuckerman
Stuart enjoyed great popularity.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
This assumption colors all modern Japanese popular ideas, art and literature.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
If you are understood you are popular; if you are popular you are no scholar.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
He castigates the popular presentation of religion as fostering this same fault.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
Philidor was popular in his day, but his works have rarely been heard by the present generation.
"The Opera" by R.A. Streatfeild
In frontier life it is not only needed for useful labor of many kinds, but is also called upon to aid in popular amusement.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
A Mr. Scully from Tipperary was the Whig candidate, and the family was not popular in its own county.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
Atheism and downright infidelity, as a general rule, are never very popular.
"Practical Religion" by John Charles Ryle
In his day he enjoyed an enormous popularity, and his canvases are in many well-known American collections.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
Declaration with regard to foolish popular notions.
"The Thirteenth" by James J. Walsh
The woodcutter is therefore a favourite figure in popular tradition.
"Zoological Mythology, Volume I (of 2)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
In the ancient popular belief of Sweden, too, the wild boar kills the sun whilst he is asleep in a cavern and his horses grazing.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis

In poetry:

But outer Space,
At least this far,
For all the fuss
Of the populace
Stays more popular
Than populous
"But Outer Space" by Robert Frost
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 he buys a friend a rickey not for any special cause,
He is captain of the lush-and-spendthrift squad;
If, before he spends a million, he will think a bit and pause,
There's a popular impression he's a wad.
"Heads And Tails" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Petitions on the TSA, the Pledge of the Allegiance, and drugs have proved most popular thus far.
ENID — A new poll shows a new mandate in the Affordable Care Act, or the so-called "Obamacare," is not popular in the state.
NORMAN — Westmoore coach Billy Langford might find himself more popular than normal this week from coaches around the state.
And still popular, against the odds.
The story has to a large extent been severed from its traditional roots -- from popular, large-circulation magazines, that is -- and it has been transplanted into the greenhouses of the academy.
It is popular with recreationists and back country explorers.
Each month members of the Court of Master Sommeliers, an international association of wine experts, suggest wine pairings for popular menu items.
Popular metro-area restaurants offer brunch on Saturdays, as well as excellent by-the-glass lists to accompany your meal.
This was the beginning of the decks and verandas still popular today.
Putin is a popular former KGB officer who has embraced Soviet symbols that Reagan sought to discredit, and Putin has all but eliminated opposition voices from the political scene.
Amid the popularity of local food, gardens are sprouting as latest amenity by residential developers, reports USA TODAY's Wendy Koch.
A popular "Reptile Road Show" attraction in Longview, Wash.
For the first time ever, visitors can get a peek into the private world of one of the most popular artists in the history of American art.
In her weekly iVillage blog post, the 33-year-old One For the Money star slams the popular show for sending inappropriate messages to young girls.
It is a mixture of sparkling wine and peach puree, and is one of Italy's most popular cocktails.

In science:

We propose a very simple modification to the method of ranking search results according to popularity: promote a small fraction of unexplored pages up in the result list. A new page now has some chance of attracting clicks and attention even if the initial popularity of the page is very small.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
If pages are ranked strictly according to current popularity, it can take a long time for the popularity of a new page to approach its quality.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
Therefore, the popularity of all pages in both Ct and Ct+1 will increase from the starting value of 0 according to the same popularity evolution law.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
As done in we split the relationship between the popularity of a page and the expected number of visits into two components: (1) the relationship between popularity and rank position, and (2) the relationship between rank position and the number of visits.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
This is an approximate expression because we ignore the effect of ties in popularity values, and because we neglect to discount one page of popularity x from the outer summation.) 2User views were measured at the granularity of groups of ten results in , and later extrapolated to individual pages in .
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
Two alternatives are most popular, both in the mathematical and the computer simulation literature: in the synchronous mode (every player updates at every step. A popular alternative is uniform matching.
Adversarial Scheduling Analysis of Game Theoretic Models of Norm Diffusion
Stories that spread mainly outside of the submitter’s neighborhood go on to be very popular, while stories that spread mainly through submitter’s social neighborhood prove not to be very popular.
Analysis of Social Voting Patterns on Digg
While these factors make it difficult to predict popularity a priori, we show that stochastic models of user behavior on these sites allows predicting popularity based on early user reactions to new content.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
Although a song’s quality, as measured by its popularity in the control group, was positively related to its eventual popularity in the social condition group, the variance in popularity at a given quality was very high.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
Moreover, when users were aware of the choices made by others, popularity was also unpredictable, meaning that on repeating the experiment, the same song could end up with a very different level of popularity.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
While this would appear to prohibit prediction of popularity, we argue that understanding how the collective behavior of Web users emerges from the decisions made by interconnected individuals allows us to predict the popularity of items from the users’ early reaction to them.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
Unlike our work, their study did not specify a mechanism for evolution of popularity, and simply exploited the correlation between early and late story popularity to make the prediction.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
Specifically, the former work used anti-correlation between the number of early fan votes and stories’ eventual popularity on Digg to predict whether stories submitted by well connected users will become popular.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
Popularity lists show stories with the most votes up to that time, e.g., the most popular stories submitted (promoted) in the past day or week.
Social Dynamics of Digg
However, popularity significantly contributes to visibility only for stories near the top of the popularity list.
Social Dynamics of Digg