• 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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Additional illustrations & photos:

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

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