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public adjective definition in Belonging to society topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

public

 adjective: Belonging to society topic
[only before noun] connected with ordinary people in society in general The campaign is designed to increase public awareness of the issues. Levels of waste from the factory may be a danger to public health. Why would the closure of hospitals be in the public interest (= useful to ordinary people)? The government had to bow to public pressure.

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