Translation of "public" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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publicadjective

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

民眾的,大眾的
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? 公佈這件消息真的對大眾有利嗎?
We need to increase public awareness of the disease. 我們需要增強民眾對這種疾病的認識。
Peaceful demonstrations that do not cause a public nuisance (= do not harm other people) are a fundamental right in any truly democratic country. 對大眾不造成任何傷害的和平示威在每個真正的民主國家都是一種基本權利。
The government has had to bow to public pressure on the issue. 在這個問題上,政府不得不在輿論壓力下作出讓步。
The information only became public after his death. 這件消息在他死後才公諸於世。
The results will not be made public (= told to everyone) until tomorrow. 結果要到明天才會公佈。

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  • The new tax caused a huge amount of public anger.
  • She will be making a public appearance, signing copies of her latest novel.
  • Her speech failed to generate the public support she had been hoping for.
  • The public mood changed dramatically after the bombing.
  • The government is trying to restore public confidence in its management of the economy.

public adjective (GOVERNMENT)

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

公立的,公共的
public funds/services/spending 公共基金/事業/開支
public buildings 公共建築物
a public library 公共圖書館
He is unlikely to hold public office (= have an important job in national or local government). 他不太可能擔任政府要職。

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  • In the survey, a majority of people favoured higher taxes and better public services over tax cuts.
  • The prime minister has announced that public spending will be increased next year.
  • We must stop public money being misspent in this way.
  • The new government's policy is to transfer state industries from the public sector to the private sector.
  • It is illegal for public officials to solicit gifts or money in exchange for favours.

public adjective (PLACE)

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

人很多的
It's too public here - let's go back to my room to talk. 這裡人太多,我們回我房間說吧。

publicnoun [ U, + sing/pl verb ]

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

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  • Mass murders hold a gruesome fascination for the public.
  • Companies publish annual reports to inform the public about the previous year's activities.
  • The garden in all its glory is now open to the public.
  • The police are appealing to the public for any information about the missing girl.
  • The company only supplies its goods to the building trade, not direct to the public.

B1 all ordinary people

公眾,大眾
The public has a right to know about this. 大眾有權知道這件事。
The palace and its grounds are open to the public (= people can visit) during the summer months. 在夏天的幾個月裡,這座宮殿及其庭院向大眾開放。
When will the product be available to the general public (= all ordinary people)? 普通大眾甚麼時候能買到這種產品?
Members of the public were asked about their shopping habits. 一些民眾被問到他們的購物習慣。

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

(尤指存在商業關係的)大眾
Newspapers publish these outrageous stories because they know what their public wants. 報紙刊登這些聳人聽聞的報道是因為他們知道讀者想要看甚麼。
in public

B2 in a place where people can see you

公開地,當眾
I'd never behave like that in public. 我在公共場合絕不會那樣。
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(Translation of “public” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)