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a public library
the city's attractive public spaces
There has been a public outcry about her imprisonment.
The scheme has a lot of public support.
a public nuisance/hazard
a public meeting/inquiry/hearing
The damage was restored using public money.
She keeps her public and private lives very separate.
a very public display of unity
the decision to make the results public
Can we go somewhere a little less public?
One of the team decided to go public with his concerns about Keegan's management.
Her job keeps her in the public eye.
They insist on keeping their children out of the public eye.
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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
the system of trade unions, or the principles on which trade unions are based
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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Definition of public from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.