When would be the best usage of those words? When do we do/don't use it? What is the message conveyed when we use Populace/Population; People/Mass; Mass/Public?
1.Populace vs Population
2.People vs Mass
3.Mass vs Public
1.The 'Populace' means:
According to Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary: [Formal] the ordinary people who live in a particular country or place (there is no entry for only 'populace' word)
According to online vocabulary.com : People in general considered as a whole [Usage History] Populace, in its original use, was a negative way of referring to ordinary people, as opposed to rich, privileged, or royal people. A king might try to understand the mindset of the populace, but it's likely that he had no idea what their lives were really like. Populace can also be a neutral term that refers to a group of people living in a particular place
My question: Is it true that the 'Populace' brings negative connotation and nuance when used compared to the 'Population' which both refers to the People lives in a particular place?
2.Population means: According to Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary: -All the people living in a particular country, area, or place. According to online vocabulary.com: Population means the number of people in a geographic area. It can also be used for subgroups of people or animals.
1.n the people who inhabit a territory or state 2.n (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
3.People vs Mass
According to CAL:
a.Men, women, and children b.Used to refer to everyone, or informally to the group that you are speaking to. c.Men and women who are involved in a particular type of work
According to online vocabulary.com:
Human beings are people. Individuals, folks, humankind — we're all people. 1.(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively 2.the body of citizens of a state or country 3.the common people generally 4.members of a family line
Speaking about people, I recall the term 'Folks' and 'Kins' where it is associated more to closer people (who has familial relationship).
CAL: the masses: the ordinary people who form the largest group in a society. online vocabulary: the common people generally (a crowd of mass?)
CAL: (Noun) -> the public: all ordinary people. Online vocabulary: people in general considered as a whole
What about if we want to convey the meaning of each person in a 'people' community? What word would you use?
I'm not English native speaker, but I am keen to comprehend English language 'feeling' (I love languages!) and right now is writing formal paper containing these terms. Any of your help/answer/comment is greatly appreciated!