Definición de public en inglés:

public

Silabificación: pub·lic
Pronunciación: /ˈpəblik
 
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adjetivo

1Of or concerning the people as a whole: public concern public affairs
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Mr Fitzgerald said the right of the press and the public to know matters of legitimate public concern was recognised.
  • The trust recognised public concern but did not have any grounds to object to the trial.
  • He is bound to recognise the acute public concern rightly aroused where deaths occur in custody.
Sinónimos
popular, general, common, communal, collective, shared, joint, universal, widespread
1.1Open to or shared by all the people of an area or country: a public library
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  • A number of local residents have put forward proposals to make the wooded public area a greater amenity for villagers.
  • The ration of half an hour per week or fortnight is simply not enough and this should not be a case of finance but it should be in the area of public amenity.
  • Residents in Redvales angered over plans to build a new nursery in the area held a public meeting on Monday.
Sinónimos
open (to the public), communal, accessible to all, available, free, unrestricted, community
1.2Of or provided by the government rather than an independent, commercial company: public spending
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  • This time the SNP is emphasising better public services rather than the cost of delivering them.
  • We want to end privatisation and bring services back into public ownership.
  • Money, I may add, that could have been spent on improving public services.
Sinónimos
state, national, federal, government; constitutional, civic, civil, official, social, municipal, community, communal, local; nationalized
1.3Of or involved in the affairs of the community, especially in government: his public career was destroyed by tenacious reporters
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  • More and more of my students seek careers in lobbying and public affairs from the get go.
  • She'd say she turned her back on a public career very deliberately.
  • And second, the public career of one of the country's most formidable politicians.
Sinónimos
prominent, well known, important, leading, eminent, distinguished, notable, noteworthy, noted, celebrated, household, famous, famed, influential, major-league
1.4Known to many people; famous: a public figure
2Done, perceived, or existing in open view: he wanted a public apology in the Wall Street Journal we should talk somewhere less public
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  • He seems to have a strategy, but it is one that he does not seem to have laid open for public view and debate.
  • Which soap actor made a public apology for exposing himself on the internet?
  • It is the attempt to exclude such views from acceptable public discourse that is anti-democratic.
Sinónimos
known, published, publicized, in circulation, exposed, overt, plain, obvious
3British Of, for, or acting for a university: public examination results
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  • In fact public universities, as a result, have had to raise their tuitions dramatically.
  • In the public universities the government is planning to impose fees on students.
  • Like most public institutions the university has not escaped the effects of neo-liberalism.

sustantivo

(the public) [treated as singular or plural] Volver al principio  
1Ordinary people in general; the community: the library is open to the public the public has made an informed choice
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  • Many experts have thus given up the attempt to communicate with the general public.
  • The course is suitable and worthwhile for all members of the general public.
  • The final phase of the project will consist of competitions open to the general public.
Sinónimos
1.1 [with adjective or noun modifier] A section of the community having a particular interest or connection: the reading public
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  • The American viewing public's interest is a powerful force in the future of the Games.
  • Frankly, it may be complex to give a round up of all this to the French reading public, but we hope to be able to do that.
  • The Victorian reading public had an insatiable appetite for this kind of fiction.
1.2 (one's public) The people who watch or are interested in an artist, writer, or performer: some famous last words to give my public
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  • It's a strange but pleasant feeling, meeting one's public for the first time.
  • I descend to greet my public at 11 pm and am able to scrutinize at least 6 different chins and sets of grinning teeth at close quarters.
  • Suddenly, as if on cue, he straightened his shoulders and walked downstage to greet his public.
Sinónimos

Origen

late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin publicus, blend of poplicus 'of the people' (from populus 'people') and pubes 'adult'.

Frases

go public

1Become a public company.
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  • And not only are more money-losing companies going public, initial valuations can be distinctly frothy.
  • For others, it means going public and answering to shareholders.
  • There is the potential to grow rapidly, and if you do, getting bought out or going public are distinct possibilities.
2Reveal details about a previously private concern: Bates went public with the news at a press conference
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  • Over the past few days, since I went public with my complaints concerning the casino, I have been swamped with phone calls regarding the actions I took.
  • Coalition MPs were briefed at a special meeting called just before the Prime Minister went public with his plans to strengthen counter-terrorism laws.
  • And people are wondering why I went public with this!

in public

In view of other people; when others are present: men don’t cry in public
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  • You expect to be ticked off from time to time if you venture your views in public.
  • So we were not used to seeing strong men crying in public, and not at all sure how to react when we did.
  • He is not seen much in public these days and his views on the situation are not known.
Sinónimos
publicly, in full view of people, openly, in the open, for all to see, undisguisedly, blatantly, flagrantly, brazenly, overtly

the public eye

The state of being known or of interest to people in general, especially through the media: the pressures of being constantly in the public eye
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  • You don't have to be a politician or a person in the public eye to gain media attention.
  • She urged celebrities and people in the public eye not to wear fur as this can lead to fashion trends being set.
  • But it is time now to draw back from treating him as a public spectacle and let him fight his demons out of the public eye.

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