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. :  cognizance

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

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


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