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How to Pronounce public?

Correct pronunciation for the word "public" is [pˈʌblɪk], [pˈʌblɪk], [p_ˈʌ_b_l_ɪ_k].

"Public" in context

Public generally refers to people or organizations in the larger community. Public institutions, such as government agencies, schools, hospitals, transportation systems, parks, and libraries, all offer services to the public. These organizations are not-for-profit, although they may collect fees or taxes to cover their expenses. The public also includes such things as public lands, such as parks and beaches, as well as public services like fire and police protection. The Internet, with its vast array of websites, is also considered a public forum, enabling public conversations and discourse.

The public may also refer to one's own community.

What are similar-sounding words for public?

Usage over time for public:

This graph shows how "public" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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