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Adjective public has 2 senses
  1. public - not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole; "the public good"; "public libraries"; "public funds"; "public parks"; "a public scandal"; "public gardens"; "performers and members of royal families are public figures"
    private, backstage, clannish, cliquish, clubby, snobbish, snobby, cloistered, reclusive, sequestered, close, closet, confidential, insular, nonpublic, offstage, one-on-one, privy, secluded, secret, semiprivate, tete-a-tete, head-to-head, toffee-nosed, closed-door
  2. public - affecting the people or community as a whole; "community leaders"; "community interests"; "the public welfare"
    individual (indirect, via common)
Noun public has 2 senses
  1. populace, public, world - people in general considered as a whole; "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"
    --1 is a kind of people
    --1 has members: audience
    --1 has particulars: admass
  2. public - a body of people sharing some common interest; "the reading public"
    --2 is a kind of
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