public knowledge


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

Examples of public knowledge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result, the beginning is heavy on exposition, and although the outcome is technically public knowledge, packaging the story as a mystery can feel somewhat exploitative. Janey Tracey,, 23 May 2024 Then the romance becomes public knowledge and internet trolls and tabloid journalists rush in to tear Solène down. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 1 May 2024 Former Chiefs assistant Britt Reid was quietly released Friday at 10:40 a.m., hours before his commutation became public knowledge. Noelle Alviz-Gransee, Kansas City Star, 5 Mar. 2024 Since its emergence, rescue archaeology has been rooted in enriching public knowledge of history. Jack Knudson, Discover Magazine, 17 Jan. 2024 Although Peck's case has been public knowledge for years, it wasn't previously known that Bell was the alleged victim. USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2024 Long before that, however, Charlotte’s Web helped broaden public knowledge about the potential medicinal uses for cannabis. Christine Ricciardi, Hartford Courant, 14 Jan. 2024 His release came hours before his commutation became public knowledge. Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, 6 Mar. 2024 Biden’s family tree has long been public knowledge—but until now, no one seems to have linked his great-great-grandfather Moses J. Robinette with the nation’s 16th president. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Feb. 2024

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“Public knowledge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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