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Meaning of “public” - Learner’s Dictionary

public

noun     /ˈpʌblɪk/
the (general) public B1 [group] all ordinary people: a member of the public The public has a right to know about this. The house is only open to the general public on Sundays.Ordinary people
in public B2 where everyone can see you: He shouldn't behave like that in public.VisibleApparent and obvious
Translations of “public”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指存在商業關係的)大眾…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指存在商业关系的)大众…
(Definition of public noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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