the public domain
Definition of the public domain
1 : the state of something that is not owned by a particular person or company and is available for anyone to use The software has entered the public domain. The software is in the public domain.
2 US : land that is owned by the government The forests are part of the public domain.
Word by Word Definitions
: exposed to general view : open
: well-known, prominent
: perceptible, material
: 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
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