Translation of "public" - English-Traditional 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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public adjective (GOVERNMENT)

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

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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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. 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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B1 all ordinary people

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

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

I'd never behave like that in public. 我在公共場合絕不會那樣。

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