Definition of public opinion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


public opinion

BrE BrE//ˌpʌblɪk əˈpɪnjən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpʌblɪk əˈpɪnjən//
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the opinions that people in society have about an issue The media has a powerful influence on public opinion.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: public opinion