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public

adjective  us   /ˈpʌb·lɪk/

public adjective (INVOLVING PEOPLE)

[not gradable] relating to or involving people in general, rather than being limited to a particular group of people: public opinion They’re trying to raise public awareness of the benefits of early-childhood education. His ideas have very little public support. The results won’t be made public (= told to people in general).

public adjective (OPEN)

allowing anyone to see or hear what is happening: a public performance a public display of temperin public Something done in public is done where anyone can see or hear it: He was afraid to be seen in public for some time after the incident.

public adjective (BY THE GOVERNMENT)

[not gradable] involving or provided by the government, usually for the use of anyone: public transportation a public park public housing [not gradable] Public also means supported by government funds, sometimes also by money given by private citizens: public broadcasting/radio/television

public

noun [U]  us   /ˈpʌb·lɪk/

public noun [U] (PEOPLE)

all the people, esp. all those in one place or country: The park is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. The public is also the people who do not belong to a particular group or organization: The book is not yet available to the general public. Your public is the people involved with you or your organization, esp. in a business relationship: The newspapers publish the stories they know their public wants to read.
Translations of “public”
in Arabic حَدائق عامّة, حَمّامات عامّة, نَقْل عام…
in Korean 공중 -, 여론…
in Malaysian awam, terbuka, org ramai…
in French public…
in Italian pubblico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人們, 民眾的,大眾的…
in Vietnamese công khai, công luận, công cộng…
in Spanish público…
in Portuguese público…
in Thai สาธารณะ…
in German öffentlich…
in Catalan públic…
in Indonesian publik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人们, 公众的,大众的…
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