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Dictionary definition for: Public

1. (n) people in general considered as a whole; "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"

2. (a) not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole; "the public good" "public libraries" "public funds" "public parks" "a public scandal" "public gardens" "performers and members of royal families are public figures"

3. (n) a body of people sharing some common interest; "the reading public"

4. (s) affecting the people or community as a whole; "community leaders" "community interests" "the public welfare"

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