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noun [uncountable] British English pronunciation: popularity /ˌpɒpjʊˈlærəti/
  1. a situation in which someone or something is popular with many people
    popularity of:

    The popularity of professional sports has been increasing steadily.

    gain in popularity (=become more popular):

    Small cars have gained in popularity as petrol prices have risen.

    at the height/peak of someone's popularity (=when they are most popular):

    She died at the height of her popularity.

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