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public

adjective

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2 freely available for use or participation by all
  • a public swimming pool

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3 of or relating to a nation
  • a trade agreement in the public interest

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public

noun

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1 human beings in general
  • a lecture open to the public

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2 the body of the community as contrasted with the elite
  • the highbrows have always disdained his novels, but the public just eats them up

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The first known use of public was in the 14th century

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“Public.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/public. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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