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"publicly" in British English

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publiclyadverb

uk   us   /ˈpʌb.lɪ.kli/
  • publicly adverb (TO EVERYONE)

C1 If something is done publicly, it is done so that everyone can ​know about it: The ​company publicly ​apologized and ​agreed to ​contribute some ​money to ​charity. publicly humiliated

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  • publicly adverb (GOVERNMENT)

done, ​owned, or ​paid for by the ​government: The ​remaining 20-30% of the new ​stadium will be publicly funded.
(Definition of publicly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"publicly" in American English

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publiclyadverb

 us   /ˈpʌb·lɪk·li/
  • publicly adverb (BY THE GOVERNMENT)

[not gradable] by the ​government: The new ​airport will not be publicly ​funded.
  • publicly adverb (OPENLY)

so that anyone can ​see and ​hear; ​openly: She ​spoke out publicly in ​opposition to US ​participation in the ​war.
  • publicly adverb (INVOLVING PEOPLE)

[not gradable] by or among ​ordinarypeople: publicly ​tradedstock
(Definition of publicly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"publicly" in Business English

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publiclyadverb

uk   us   /ˈpʌblɪkli/ GOVERNMENT
done, ​owned, or ​paid for by the ​government: publicly funded/financed The ​upgrade to the ​railwaynetwork will not be publicly ​funded.
(Definition of publicly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “publicly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 当众, 公开地,当众…
in Turkish açıkça, alenen…
in Russian публично, открыто…
in Chinese (Traditional) 當眾, 公開地,當眾…
in Polish publicznie…
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