of, relating to, or affecting a population or a community as a whole:
public funds; a public nuisance.
done, made, acting, etc., for the community as a whole:
open to all persons:
a public meeting.
of, relating to, or being in the service of a community or nation, especially as a government officer:
a public official.
maintained at the public expense and under public control:
a public library; a public road.
The fact became public.
familiar to the public; prominent:
open to the view of all; existing or conducted in public:
a public dispute.
pertaining or devoted to the welfare or well-being of the community:
of or relating to all humankind; universal.
the people constituting a community, state, or nation.
a particular group of people with a common interest, aim, etc.:
the book-buying public.
British Informal. a tavern; public house.
to issue stock for sale to the general public.
to present private or previously concealed information, news, etc., to the public; make matters open to public view:
The senator threatened to go public with his congressional-reform plan.
in public, not in private; in a situation open to public view or access; publicly:
It was the first time that she had sung in public.
make public, to cause to become known generally, as through the news media:
Her resignation was made public this morning.
of, relating to, or concerning the people as a whole
open or accessible to all: public gardens
performed or made openly or in the view of all: public proclamation
(prenominal) well-known or familiar to people in general: a public figure
(usually prenominal) maintained at the expense of, serving, or for the use of a community: a public library
open, acknowledged, or notorious: a public scandal
(of a private company) to issue shares for subscription by the public
to reveal publicly hitherto confidential information
the community or people in general
a part or section of the community grouped because of a common interest, activity, etc: the racing public
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 […]
noun 1. the implementation of public policy, largely by the executive branch. 2. a field of study preparing persons for careers in such work.