Bedeutung von “public” im Essential English Dictionary

public

noun uk /ˈpʌblɪk/
the (general) public

B1 all of the ordinary people in a particular place:

a member of the public
It’s the job of the police to protect the members of the general public.
The public has a right to know about this.
in public

where everyone can see you:

They shouldn’t argue like that in public.
publicly adverb

The company publicly apologized for the accident.

(Definition von “public noun” aus dem Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)