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Meaning of “public” - Learner’s Dictionary

public

adjective     /ˈpʌblɪk/
public awareness/health/support, etc B2 the awareness/health/support, etc of all ordinary people: Public opinion has turned against him. Is it really in the public interest (= useful for people) to publish this information?Ordinary people
public parks/toilets/transport, etc B2 parks/toilets/transport, etc that are for everyone to use and are not private: Smoking is banned in public places.Ordinary people
a public announcement/appearance/statement, etc B2 an announcement/appearance/statement, etc that can be seen or heard or known by everyone: The Prime Minister is due to make a public statement later today.Honesty, openness and sincerity
make sth public to allow everyone to know about something: The government does not plan to make its findings public.Revealing secrets and becoming knownAnnouncing, informing and stating
public funds/services/spending, etc B1 funds/services/spending, etc controlled or supplied by the government and not by a private companyOrdinary people
Translations of “public”
in Arabic حَدائق عامّة, حَمّامات عامّة, نَقْل عام…
in Korean 공중 -, 여론…
in Malaysian awam, terbuka, org ramai…
in French public…
in Italian pubblico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人們, 民眾的,大眾的…
in Vietnamese công khai, công luận, công cộng…
in Spanish público…
in Portuguese público…
in Thai สาธารณะ…
in German öffentlich…
in Catalan públic…
in Indonesian publik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人们, 公众的,大众的…
(Definition of public adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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