adjective 1. of, relating to, or affecting a population or a community as a whole: public funds; a public nuisance. 2. done, made, acting, etc., for the community as a whole: public prosecution. 3. open to all persons: a public meeting. 4. of, relating to, or being in the service of a community or nation, […]
noun 1. the availability of noncommercial television and radio broadcasting facilities to community groups or members of the public for programs of general interest to the community, especially as a condition of cable television franchises. 2. a type of noncommercial programming of general interest to the community.
- Public-access television
[puhb-lik-ak-ses, -ak-] /ˈpʌb lɪkˌæk sɛs, -ˈæk-/ noun 1. a noncommercial system of broadcasting on television channels made available to independent or community groups for programs of general interest to the community. 2. one or more channels on cable television that by law are reserved for noncommercial broadcasting by members of the public.
noun 1. an accountant whose services are available to the public at large, in contrast to one employed on a full-time basis by a company.
- Public-address system
[puhb-lik-uh-dres] /ˈpʌb lɪk əˈdrɛs/ noun 1. a combination of electronic devices that makes sound audible via loudspeakers to many people, as in an auditorium or out of doors. public-address system noun 1. a system of one or more microphones, amplifiers, and loudspeakers for increasing the sound level of speech or music, used in auditoriums, public […]