Of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; -- opposed to private; as, the public treasury.
Departments that serve their FAQs to the general public in the University-wide search page. Departments that decide to exclude their FAQs from the public are refered to as private.
A conference, message, or BBS which is open for any caller. A public message can be read by all users. A public board can have private messages and perhaps some private conferences, but generally access is available to all.
A list where subscribers and others have access to information such as the mailing address of other subscribers of the list.
Data items and procedures that can be accessed outside the module in which they are defined. See “private.
Pertaining to a class member that is accessible to all functions. Contrast with private, protected.
On a public list, who and which information is available to other subscribers. Anyone can use the archive commands and get. List owners can make their lists public by writing to email@example.com and requesting it. See also: private.
An organized group (outside of your immediate family and friends) acting together to solve shared problems. We act differently in public life than private life because we want to accomplish different things.