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public school

  
     ( public schools    plural  )
1       n-var   In Britain, a public school is a private school that provides secondary education which parents have to pay for. The pupils often live at the school during the school term.  
He was headmaster of a public school in the West of England.     
2       n-var   In the United States, Australia, and many other countries, a public school is a school that is supported financially by the government and usually provides free education.  
...Milwaukee's public school system.     
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public  
1       n-sing-coll   You can refer to people in general, or to all the people in a particular country or community, as the public.  
the N  
Lauderdale House is now open to the public..., Pure alcohol is not for sale to the general public..., Trade unions are regarding the poll as a test of the public's confidence in the government.     
2       n-sing-coll   You can refer to a set of people in a country who share a common interest, activity, or characteristic as a particular kind of public.  
supp N  
Market research showed that 93% of the viewing public wanted a hit film channel.     
3       adj   Public means relating to all the people in a country or community.  
ADJ n  
The President is attempting to drum up public support for his economic program.     
4       adj   Public means relating to the government or state, or things that are done for the people by the state.  
ADJ n   (=government, state)  
The social services account for a substantial part of public spending.     
  publicly      adv   ADV -ed  
...publicly funded legal services.     
5       adj   Public buildings and services are provided for everyone to use.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: private)    The new museum must be accessible by public transport., ...a public health service available to all.     
6       adj   A public place is one where people can go about freely and where you can easily be seen and heard.,   (Antonym: private)    ...the heavily congested public areas of international airports..., I avoid working in places which are too public.     
7       adj   If someone is a public figure or in public life, many people know who they are because they are often mentioned in newspapers and on television.  
ADJ n  
I'd like to see more women in public life, especially Parliament.     
8       adj   Public is used to describe statements, actions, and events that are made or done in such a way that any member of the public can see them or be aware of them.  
ADJ n  
The National Heritage Committee has conducted a public inquiry to find the answer..., The comments were the ministry's first detailed public statement on the subject...     
  publicly      adv   usu ADV with v  
He never spoke publicly about the affair...     
9       adj   If a fact is made public or becomes public, it becomes known to everyone rather than being kept secret.  
v-link ADJ  
Blair wants any new evidence on IRA pub bombs made public...     
10    If someone is inthe public eye, many people know who they are, because they are famous or because they are often mentioned on television or in the newspapers.  
the public eye      phrase   prep PHR  
One expects people in the public eye to conduct their personal lives with a certain decorum...     
11    If a company goes public, it starts selling its shares on the stock exchange.     (BUSINESS)  
go public      phrase   V inflects  
In 1951 AC went public, having achieved an average annual profit of more than £50,000.     
12    If you say or do something in public, you say or do it when a group of people are present.  
in public      phrase   PHR after v  
By-laws are to make it illegal to smoke in public.     
13   
    to wash your dirty linen in public  
    dirty  


general public     
You can refer to the people in a society as the general public, especially when you are contrasting people in general with a small group.      n-sing-coll   the N  
These charities depend on the compassionate feelings and generosity of the general public..., Unemployment is 10 percent among the general public and about 40 percent among North African immigrants.     
public address system        ( public address systems    plural  ) A public address system is a set of electrical equipment which allows someone's voice, or music, to be heard throughout a large building or area. The abbreviation PA is also used.      n-count  
public bar        ( public bars    plural  ) In a British pub, a public bar is a room where the furniture is plain and the drinks are cheaper than in the pub's other bars.      n-count  
public company        ( public companies    plural  ) A public company is a company whose shares can be bought by the general public.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
public convenience        ( public conveniences    plural  ) A public convenience is a toilet in a public place for everyone to use.  
  (BRIT)  
FORMAL      n-count  
public defender        ( public defenders    plural  ) A public defender is a lawyer who is employed by a city or county to represent people who are accused of crimes but cannot afford to pay for a lawyer themselves.  
  (AM)      n-count  
public domain     
If information is in the public domain, it is not secret and can be used or discussed by anyone.      n-sing   usu in the N  
It is outrageous that the figures are not in the public domain...     
public house        ( public houses    plural  ) A public house is the same as a pub.  
  (BRIT)  
FORMAL      n-count  
public limited company        ( public limited companies    plural  ) A public limited company is the same as a public company. The abbreviation plc is used after such companies' names.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
public nuisance        ( public nuisances    plural  ) If something or someone is, or causes, a public nuisance, they break the law by harming or annoying members of the public.     (LEGAL)      n-count   usu sing  
...the 45-day jail sentence he received for causing a public nuisance after taking part in a demonstration..., Back in the 1980s drug users were a public nuisance in Zurich.     
public opinion     
Public opinion is the opinion or attitude of the public regarding a particular matter.      n-uncount  
He mobilized public opinion all over the world against hydrogen-bomb tests.     
public property  
1       n-uncount   Public property is land and other assets that belong to the general public and not to a private owner.,   (Antonym: private property)    ...vandals who wrecked public property...     
2       n-uncount   If you describe a person or thing as public property, you mean that information about them is known and discussed by everyone.  
She complained that intimate aspects of her personal life had been made public property.     
public prosecutor        ( public prosecutors    plural  ) A public prosecutor is an official who puts people on trial on behalf of the government and people of a particular country.      n-count  
public relations  
1       n-uncount   Public relations is the part of an organization's work that is concerned with obtaining the public's approval for what it does. The abbreviation PR is often used.     (BUSINESS)  
The move was good public relations..., George is a public relations officer for The John Bennett Trust.     
2       n-plural   You can refer to the opinion that the public has of an organization as public relations.  
Limiting casualties is important for public relations.     
public school        ( public schools    plural  )
1       n-var   In Britain, a public school is a private school that provides secondary education which parents have to pay for. The pupils often live at the school during the school term.  
He was headmaster of a public school in the West of England.     
2       n-var   In the United States, Australia, and many other countries, a public school is a school that is supported financially by the government and usually provides free education.  
...Milwaukee's public school system.     
public sector     
The public sector is the part of a country's economy which is controlled or supported financially by the government.     (BUSINESS)      n-sing   the N     (Antonym: private sector)    To keep economic reform on track, 60,000 public-sector jobs must be cut.     
public servant        ( public servants    plural  ) A public servant is a person who is appointed or elected to a public office, for example working for a local or state government.      n-count  
public service        ( public services    plural  )
1       n-count   A public service is something such as health care, transport, or the removal of waste which is organized by the government or an official body in order to benefit all the people in a particular society or community.  
The money is used by local authorities to pay for public services.     
2       n-uncount   You use public service to refer to activities and jobs which are provided or paid for by a government, especially through the civil service.  
oft N n  
...a distinguished career in public service.     
3       adj   Public service broadcasting consists of television and radio programmes supplied by an official or government organization, rather than by a commercial company. Such programmes often provide information or education, as well as entertainment.  
ADJ n  
4       n-uncount   Public service activities and types of work are concerned with helping people and providing them with what they need, rather than making a profit.  
...an egalitarian society based on cooperation and public service.     
public-spirited     
A public-spirited person tries to help the community that they belong to.      adj  
Thanks to a group of public-spirited citizens, the Krippendorf garden has been preserved.     
public utility        ( public utilities    plural  ) Public utilities are services provided by the government or state, such as the supply of electricity and gas, or the train network.      n-count  
Water supplies and other public utilities were badly affected.     
public works     
Public works are buildings, roads, and other projects that are built by the government or state for the public.      n-plural  

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public

  

      adj  
1    civic, civil, common, general, national, popular, social, state, universal, widespread  
2    accessible, communal, community, free to all, not private, open, open to the public, unrestricted  
3    acknowledged, exposed, in circulation, known, notorious, obvious, open, overt, patent, plain, published, recognized  
4    important, prominent, respected, well-known  
      n  
5    citizens, commonalty, community, country, electorate, everyone, hoi polloi, Joe (and Eileen) Public     (slang)   Joe Six-Pack     (U.S. slang)   masses, multitude, nation, people, populace, population, society, voters  
6    audience, buyers, clientele, followers, following, patrons, supporters, those interested, trade  
7    in public      coram populo, for all to see, in full view, openly, overtly, publicly  
  
Antonyms     
  
2    barred, closed, exclusive, inaccessible, personal, private, restricted, unavailable  
3    hidden, secluded, secret, unknown, unrevealed  


public-spirited     
altruistic, charitable, community-minded, generous, humanitarian, philanthropic, unselfish  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

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n.
a concept relating to internet social media where people interact with each other using online identity generally referred as ‘users’ which collectively describes as virtual public.
[Tech.] online users, online avatars, internet social media public
n.
Primary School Examination
exp.
échec scolaire
n.
An avant-garde, experimental and encyclopaedism-focused poetry group founded by Chinese epic poet Yin Xiaoyuan
[Slang]
n.
Institute of Public Administration
exp.
public display of affection
acronym
n.
1. the art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized 2.the study of formal speaking in pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone.
n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
exp.
(about a movie or TV series) reach a point when, due to a unauthentic scene, it loses the appreciation of the public
made popular by "Indiana Jones" whose hero survives an explosion by hiding in a fridge
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
n.
Public Health principal task of a Samu . Reception Evaluation, Triaging of Medical Emergencies through Medical Hotline.
See also Medical Regulator Physician
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