public knowledge

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Noun1.public knowledge - knowledge that is available to anyonepublic knowledge - knowledge that is available to anyone
cognition, knowledge, noesis - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
common knowledge - anything generally known to everyone
light - public awareness; "it brought the scandal to light"
open, surface - information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
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It was a matter of public knowledge, they said, that after the conquest of King William, his Norman followers, elated by so great a victory, acknowledged no law but their own wicked pleasure, and not only despoiled the conquered Saxons of their lands and their goods, but invaded the honour of their wives and of their daughters with the most unbridled license; and hence it was then common for matrons and maidens of noble families to assume the veil, and take shelter in convents, not as called thither by the vocation of God, but solely to preserve their honour from the unbridled wickedness of man.
Speaking of her subsequent experiences with police, Allen said: "That was not public knowledge, and I still think that the police used that against me: 'She won't want the public to know that she has got a new boyfriend.
The blunt message of Aeron Davis's edited volume, The Death of Public Knowledge?, is that this change is for the worse.
'It is public knowledge that through the financial recklessness of the APC regime of Aregbesola, not less than N2.39 billion is deducted from source every month from the allocations of the state.
The roots of discontent reach back at least to the New Deal, an era marked by the rise of regulation and centralized public knowledge. In that period, federal involvement to protect the economy against another Great Depression, together with progressive ideals of informed and reasoned government, led to an enormous expansion of the regulatory state and its policy-relevant expertise.
Sir Nicholas Barrington KCMG CVO, Honorary Vice President of the Pakistan Society in the citation address said that the award is being given to Dr Syed Babar Ali 'for the advancement of public knowledge and understanding of Pakistan in the United Kingdom and beyond.'
While the streamlining of access to utility poles may have universal support as it helps companies build out next-generation networks, advocacy group Public Knowledge warned one rule change proposal that got less attention could end up doing harm to consumers who still count on existing technologies.
An important, very significant aspect of science is that it provides us with public knowledge (Popper 1959; Ziman 1968), i.e., knowledge that is available to anyone to examine, test, criticize, and generalize.
It also operates by goals of furthering debate in society and countering the dominance of those with the best access to public relations over public knowledge. And, it is edited, meaning that its content is not shaped only by the interests of the academics writing there.
Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits explores the difficulties in allowing government information to be more easily available to the nation and ultimately proposes a new set of standards for the dissemination of that information.
Enhanced with a list of acronyms and an index for ease of use, Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits is an anthology of scholarly essays by learned authors about the importance and usefulness of data collected by the government.
Companies are required to notify the regulator and the public without delay of any material developments in their spheres of activity which are not public knowledge and may affect the issuer's assets and liabilities, financial position or general course.

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