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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] publicus

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
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Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Pertaining to the affairs or official affairs of all people, not just those of a private group; contrasted with private.
  2. Open to all.
  3. Funded by the government.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Traded publicly via a stock market.

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Noun

Singular
public

Plural
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  1. The people in general, regardless of membership of any particular group.
    Members of the public may not proceed beyond this point.
    • 2007 May 4, Martin Jacques, The Guardian
      Bush and Blair stand condemned by their own publics and face imminent political extinction.

Usage notes

  • Although generally considered uncountable, this noun does also have countable useage, as in the citation above.

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French

Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] publicus.

Adjective

public m. (f. publique, m. plural publics, f. plural publiques)

  1. Public

Etymology 2

Noun use of public (cf [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] publicum).

Noun

public m. (plural publics)

  1. Public (people in general)
  2. audience
    Il devait plaire à son public.
    He had to please his audience

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