the business of supplying an essential commodity, as gas or electricity, or a service, as transportation, to the general public.
government employment; civil service.
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.
the management and administration of the affairs of a political unit, esp the civil service
a service provided for the community: buses provide a public service
(as modifier): a public-service announcement
(Austral & NZ) the service responsible for the public administration of the government of a country. It excludes the legislative, judicial, and military branches. Members of the public service have no official political allegiance and are not generally affected by changes of governments British equivalent civil service
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
- Public switched telephone network
communications (PSTN, T.70) The collection of interconnected systems operated by the various telephone companies and administrations (telcos and PTTs) around the world. Also known as the Plain Old Telephone System (POTS) in contrast to xDSL and ISDN (not to mention other forms of PANS). The PSTN started as human-operated analogue circuit switching systems (plugboards), progressed […]
noun 1. a type of noncommercial, usually educational, television programming funded by the government, grants, viewers, and corporations. Compare educational television.