(in the U.S.) a school that is maintained at public expense for the education of the children of a community or district and that constitutes a part of a system of free public education commonly including primary and secondary schools.
(in England) any of a number of endowed secondary boarding schools that prepare students chiefly for the universities or for public service.
(in England and Wales) a private independent fee-paying secondary school
(in the US) any school that is part of a free local educational system
in certin Canadian provinces, a public elementray school as distinguished from a separate school
noun 1. the area of the nation’s affairs under governmental rather than private control. public sector noun 1. the part of an economy that consists of state-owned institutions, including nationalized industries and services provided by local authorities Compare private sector public sector definition That part of the economy controlled by the government. (Compare private sector.)
noun 1. the business of supplying an essential commodity, as gas or electricity, or a service, as transportation, to the general public. 2. government employment; civil service. 3. a service to the public rendered without charge by a profit-making organization: This radio program has been brought to you as a public service. public service noun […]
noun 1. the act of delivering speeches in public. 2. the art or skill of addressing an audience effectively. public speaking noun 1. the art or practice of making speeches to large audiences
- Public spending
noun 1. expenditure by central government, local authorities, and public enterprises
[puhb-lik-spir-i-tid] /ˈpʌb lɪkˈspɪr ɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. having or showing an unselfish interest in the public welfare: a public-spirited citizen. public-spirited adjective 1. having or showing active interest in public welfare or the good of the community