pub·lic adjective \ˈpə-blik
1. a : exposed to general view : open
b : well-known, prominent
c : perceptible, material

2. a : of, relating to, or affecting all the people or the whole area of a nation or state
b : of or relating to a government
c : of, relating to, or being in the service of the community or nation

3. a : of or relating to people in general : universal
b : general, popular

4. of or relating to business or community interests as opposed to private affairs : social

5. devoted to the general or national welfare : humanitarian

6. accessible to or shared by all members of the community

7. supported by public funds and private contributions rather than by income from commercials

[adapted from Merriam Webster]

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