publicity

Definitions

  • Public writer. Neapolitan group
    Public writer. Neapolitan group
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n publicity the quality of being open to public view "the publicity of the court room"
    • n publicity a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution "the packaging of new ideas"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"My magnificent order at the Public House" "My magnificent order at the Public House"
A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned about the time of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676 A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned...
Hanno announcing to the Mercenaries the emptiness of the Public Coffers Hanno announcing to the Mercenaries the emptiness of the Public Coffers
THE RECTOR'S PALACE AND THE PUBLIC SQUARE AT RAGUSA THE RECTOR'S PALACE AND THE PUBLIC SQUARE AT RAGUSA
PUBLIC LETTER-WRITERS IN A CONSTANTINOPLE STREET PUBLIC LETTER-WRITERS IN A CONSTANTINOPLE STREET
At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed
PUBLIC SQUARE AND PERRY MONUMENT, CLEVELAND, OHIO PUBLIC SQUARE AND PERRY MONUMENT, CLEVELAND, OHIO

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On October 15, 1794, the first silver dollar coins were released to be circulated to the public
    • n Publicity The quality or state of being public, or open to the knowledge of a community; notoriety; publicness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first toilet stall in a public washroom is the least likely to be used. It is also the cleanest
    • n publicity The state of being public, or open to the observation or inquiry of a community; notoriety: as, to give publicity to a private communication.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All U.S. Presidents have worn glasses, some of them just didn't like to be seen with them in public.
    • Publicity the state of being public or open to the knowledge of all: notoriety
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Quotations

  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “What kills the skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”
  • Lenny Bruce
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    “Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.”
  • Nathan Hale
    Nathan Hale
    “Every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.”
  • William Penn
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    “The public must and will be served.”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “Our public men are speaking every day on something, but they ain't saying anything.”
  • Earvin ''Magic'' Johnson
    Earvin ''Magic'' Johnson
    “Everybody on a championship team doesn't get publicity, but everyone can say he's a champion.”

Idioms

Air your dirty laundry in public - If you air your dirty laundry in public, you reveal aspects of your private life that should really remain private, by telling a secret, arguing in public, etc.
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Don't wash your dirty laundry in public - (UK) People, especially couples, who argue in front of others or involve others in their personal problems and crises, are said to be washing their dirty laundry in public; making public things that are best left private. (In American English, 'don't air your dirty laundry in public' is used.)
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John Q Public - (USA) John Q Public is the typical, average person.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. publicité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. publicuspopulus, the people.

Usage

In literature:

Make a short speech arguing in favor of instruction in public speaking in the public evening schools.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Let him repent and retract publicly, and the castigation should be remitted.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
There was no public opinion to support the Government or to save the Republic.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
Every one who enters upon public life has such a bridge to pass.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
I learned afterwards, that the substitute of hard labor in public, was tried (I believe it was in Pennsylvania) without success.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
My public letter to him contains all the interesting public details.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The public stocks were extremely low the day before yesterday.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Still the public interest languished.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Stutterers and stammerers become excellent deliverers of speeches in public.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
The speaker, whether in conversation or in public, should try always to speak with an adequate supply of breath.
"Talks on Talking" by Grenville Kleiser
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In poetry:

He is worthy of the public's support,
And to his shop they should resort
To get his advice one and all;
Believe me on him ye ought to call.
"A Tribute to Dr. Murison" by William Topaz McGonagall
Go, little book, and find our Friend,
Who Nature and the Muses loves,
Who cares the public virtues blend
With all the softness of the groves.
"Stanzas Written" by James Thomson
I min' the auld black hoose that sat
No a yaird frae the public road;
I min' when the wa's swey'd an' tum'led in,
Wi' the roof o' heather an' sod.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
A battle-song was writ for the theatre, where it
Was sung with vast energy
And rapturous applause; and besides, the public cause,
Was supported by the clergy.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
A book is known by them that read
That same. Thy public in my screed
Is listed. Well! Some score years hence
Behold mine audience,
As we had seen him yesterday.
"Famam Librosque Cano" by Ezra Pound
A good fat scot would more befit
A public roast, a public spit,
'Twould give each hungry maw a bit;
I pray you then,
To buy a scot and offer it,
Good gentlemen!
"The Petition Of Jammy's Hen." by Samuel Bamford

In news:

BSR E1.28, Guidance on planning followspot positions in places of public assembly, is available for public review on the ESTA website through January 14, 2008.
Visa, the giant credit card issuer, ended its first day as a publicly traded company at $56.50 a share, 28% above its initial public offering price of $44.
Among the 54 public stations receiving regional Edward R Murrow Awards for electronic journalism, WUFT-FM of Gainesville, Fla. Won eight, and Vermont Public Radio captured seven.
For as long as I can remember, I have considered public service — that is, making the public welfare a life's work — to be a noble calling.
Public Television and Public Radio Member Supported Community Stations.
A public discussion on "hospitals can ban you for complaints, law needed" will take place at 5 pm July 9 in room 18 of the Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland.
Henry Fortunato is public affairs director for Kansas City Public Library.
This report highlights Alabama Public Television's (APT) commitment to diversity in both the Alabama Public Television workforce and the Alabama Public Television governance structure.
Fueled partly by rising gas prices, public transportation ridership across the USA increased by 2.31% in 2011 over the previous year, the American Public Transportation Association reports.
Public Meetings Should Be Accessible To Public.
Major tobacco companies that spent decades denying they lied to the US public about the dangers of cigarettes must spend their own money on a public advertising campaign saying they did lie, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.
Albuquerque Public Schools are increasing security on Wednesday due to the rumor of an anonymous Facebook message that threatened a shooting at a public school on 12-12-12.
Steve Nelson and Troy Wynn asked the Auburn Public Schools Board of Education Monday, May 14, to consider adding high school baseball as an opportunity for Auburn Public Schools students.
Redmond loves art and on Saturday, the Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places (RCAPP) invited the public to help purchase the next piece.
Last Friday, Kitty brought her presentation to the student body and the public at Anselmo-Merna Public Schools.
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In science:

Whereas medium impact papers tend to cluster their citations in a narrow, well defined and connected field, the citation networks of both low and high impact publications cite a very diverse set of sources and refer to publications in various scientific communities.
Citing for High Impact
In this work, we focus on citation networks of scholarly publications, in which the nodes are publications and the directed edges are links from the citing to the cited papers.
Citing for High Impact
For every publication v0 , we use six metrics (M1-M6) to characterize the features of the sub-graphs induced by the cited publications.
Citing for High Impact
Graph patterns vs. impact Having defined a measure of publication impact we are now able to correlate the impact of the publication with the structure of the citation projection network.
Citing for High Impact
Figure 5(b) indicates that publications with different impact in natural science and social science have projection citation graphs of about the same clustering level, while for publications in computer science the clustering level increases as the impact increases.
Citing for High Impact
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