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public relationsnoun [U]

 us   /ˈpʌb·lɪk rɪˈleɪ·ʃənz/ (abbreviation PR)
the ​activity of ​keeping good ​relationships between an ​organization and the ​peopleoutside it
(Definition of public relations from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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public relationsnoun [U]

uk   us   (abbreviation PR)
the ​activity of ​keeping good ​relationships between an ​organization and the ​generalpublic: Environmentalists ​attacked the company's ad as a public-relations gimmick.
(Definition of public relations from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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public relationsnoun [U]

uk   us   ( abbreviation PR)
MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS the ​activity of ​providinginformation about an ​organization so that ​people have ​positiveideas about it: a public relations agency/company/firm The ​organizationhired a ​publicrelationsagency to ​help them ​improve their ​image. He works in ​publicrelations. apublicrelationscampaign/​exercise/​strategy apublicrelationsoperation/​plan apublicrelationsconsultant/​director/​executive
the ​ideas that ​people have about an ​organization: The ​oildisaster has been very ​damaging for the company's ​publicrelations. bad/good ​publicrelations
(Definition of public relations from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “public relations”
in Chinese (Simplified) 公关活动…
in Turkish halkla ilişkiler…
in Russian связи с общественностью, реклама…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公關活動…
in Polish public relations, wizerunek firmy lub instytucji…
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