Meaning of “publicly” in the English Dictionary

"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 ordinary people:

publicly traded stock

(Definition of “publicly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"publicly" in Business English

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publiclyadverb

uk /ˈpʌblɪkli/ us GOVERNMENT

done, owned, or paid for by the government:

publicly funded/financed The upgrade to the railway network will not be publicly funded.

(Definition of “publicly” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)