Definitions — English
- Participated in or attended by the people or community: "Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate” ( Hannah Arendt).
- go public To become publicly owned, by launching shares of stock onto the open market: The company went public after having been closely held for 12 years.
- go public with Informal To reveal to the public a previously unknown or secret piece of information: The president finally had to go public with the scandal.
- in public In such a way as to be visible to the scrutiny of the people: "A career is born in public—talent in privacy” ( Marilyn Monroe).