a type of noncommercial, usually educational, television programming funded by the government, grants, viewers, and corporations.
Compare educational television.
- Public transportation
noun any form of transportation that charge set fares, run fixed routes, and are available to the public such as buses, subways, ferries, and trains
noun 1. charitable trust. charitable trust noun 1. a trust designed for the benefit of the general public, as for educational or other charitable purposes (opposed to private trust). charitable trust noun 1. a trust set up for the benefit of a charity that complies with the regulations of the Charity Commissioners to enable it […]
noun 1. a business enterprise, as a public-service corporation, performing an essential public service and regulated by the federal, state, or local government. Compare utility (def 3). 2. Usually, public utilities. stocks or bonds of public-utility companies, excluding railroads. public utility noun 1. an enterprise concerned with the provision to the public of essentials, such […]
plural noun 1. structures, as roads, dams, or post offices, paid for by government funds for public use. public works plural noun 1. engineering projects and other constructions, financed and undertaken by a government for the community public works definition Public facilities and improvements financed by the government for the public good. Public works include […]
noun 1. the U.S. federal agency (1933–44) that instituted and administered projects for the construction of public works. Abbreviation: PWA, P.W.A.