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Adjective: public  pú-blik
  1. Not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole
    "the public good"; "public libraries"; "public funds"; "public parks"; "a public scandal"; "public gardens"; "performers and members of royal families are public figures"
     
  2. Affecting the people or community as a whole
    "the public welfare"
     
  3. Funded or provided by the government rather than the private sector
Noun: public  pú-blik
  1. People in general considered as a whole
    "he is a hero in the eyes of the public";
    - populace, world
     
  2. A body of people sharing some common interest
    "the reading public"

Derived forms: publics

See also: common, exoteric, in the public eye, national, open, overt, semipublic, state-supported, unexclusive, unrestricted

Type of: body, people

Antonym: private

Encyclopedia: Public, Saint Barthélemy