public/ ˈpʌb lɪk /

of, relating to, or affecting a population or a community as a whole:
public funds; a public nuisance.
done, made, acting, etc., for the community as a whole:
public prosecution.
open to all persons:
a public meeting.
of, relating to, or being in the service of a community or nation, especially as a government officer:
a public official.

the people constituting a community, state, or nation.
a particular group of people with a common interest, aim, etc.:
the book-buying public.

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