public knowledge

Definition of public knowledge

  1. :  something that people know because it has been reported in the news His legal problems are a matter of public knowledge.

Word by Word Definitions

publicplay
  1. :  exposed to general view :  open

    :  well-known, prominent

    :  perceptible, material

  1. :  the people as a whole :  populace

    :  a group of people having common interests or characteristics

    :  the group at which a particular activity or enterprise aims

knowledgeplay
  1. :  the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association

    :  acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art, or technique

    :  the fact or condition of being aware of something


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up public knowledge? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

not embarrassed or apologetic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!