public relations noun plural but usually singular in construction, often attributive
: the activity or job of providing information about a particular person or organization to the public so that people will regard that person or organization in a favorable way
: the relationship between an organization and the public
: the business of inducing the public to have understanding for and goodwill toward a person, firm, or institution; also : the degree of understanding and goodwill achieved
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