Translation of "public" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈpʌb.lɪk/ us /ˈpʌb.lɪk/

public adjective (PEOPLE)

B2 relating to or involving people in general, rather than being limited to a particular group of people

Public opinion (= the opinions of most people) has turned against him. 民意已不再支持他了。
Is it really in the public interest (= useful to people) to publish this information? 公布这一消息真的对大众有利吗?
We need to increase public awareness of the disease. 我们需要增强公众对这种疾病的认识。
Peaceful demonstrations that do not cause a public nuisance (= do not harm other people) are a fundamental right in any truly democratic country. 不会对公众造成任何伤害的和平示威在每一个真正的民主国家都是一种基本权利。
The government has had to bow to public pressure on the issue. 在这一问题上,政府不得不在舆论压力下作出让步。
The information only became public after his death. 这一消息在他死后才公诸于世。
The results will not be made public (= told to everyone) until tomorrow. 结果要到明天才会公布。

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public adjective (GOVERNMENT)

B1 provided by the government from taxes to be available to everyone

public funds/services/spending 公共基金/事业/开支
public buildings 公共建筑物
a public library 公共图书馆
He is unlikely to hold public office (= have an important job in national or local government). 他不太可能担任政府要职。

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public adjective (PLACE)

A public place is one where a lot of people are.

It's too public here - let's go back to my room to talk. 这里人太多,我们回我房间说吧。

publicnoun [ U, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˈpʌb.lɪk/ us /ˈpʌb.lɪk/
the public

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B1 all ordinary people

The public has a right to know about this. 公众有权知道这件事。
The palace and its grounds are open to the public (= people can visit) during the summer months. 在夏天的几个月里,这座宫殿及其庭院向公众开放。
When will the product be available to the general public (= all ordinary people)? 普通大众什么时候能买到这种产品?
Members of the public were asked about their shopping habits. 一些公众被问到他们的购物习惯。

the group of people who are involved with you or your organization, especially in a business relationship

Newspapers publish these outrageous stories because they know what their public wants. 报纸刊登这些耸人听闻的报道是因为他们知道读者想要看些什么。
in public

B2 in a place where people can see you

I'd never behave like that in public. 我在公共场合绝不会那样。

(Translation of “public” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)