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Definition of Public


  1. Of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; -- opposed to private; as, the public treasury.
  2. Open to the knowledge or view of all; general; common; notorious; as, public report; public scandal.
  3. Open to common or general use; as, a public road; a public house.
  4. The general body of mankind, or of a nation, state, or community; the people, indefinitely; as, the American public; also, a particular body or aggregation of people; as, an author's public.
  5. A public house; an inn.

Public Quotations

People can judge me for what I've done. And I think when somebody's out in the public eye, that's what they do. So I'm fully comfortable with who I am, what I stand for, and what I've always stood for.
Hillary Clinton

Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them. They also fund basic research, which is a crucial component of the innovation that improves life for everyone.
Bill Gates

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.
Thomas Sowell

In life, particularly in public life, psychology is more powerful than logic.
Ludwig Quidde

There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion.
Barack Obama
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Public Translations

public in Afrikaans is publiek
public in Danish is offentlig
public in Dutch is openbaar, openlijk, ruchtbaar, publiek
public in French is universel, public
public in Italian is pubblico, pubblico
public in Latin is publicus
public in Swedish is statlig, offentlig, publik
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