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.
We have assembled a team of people with direct experience of working in public sector organisations at senior level and it was a logical step to launch Public Knowledge to reflect that level of expertise.
However, I don't think it should necessarily be compulsory for such information to be made public knowledge because in this country it is innocent until proven guilty.
Only recently have bits and pieces of the CIA-inspired plot and Sidell's role in the rescue come to light, but the full story will soon be public knowledge.
The Valley cannot be proud without a full public knowledge of how we got to where we are now.
His hearing loss and his use of hearing aids became public knowledge following wide media coverage including a feature story in the Sunday newspaper supplement, "Parade" magazine, as well as numerous articles in newspapers and weekly news magazines.
A thorough and open exploration by the community's spiritual leaders of the backdrop to secession and the possibilities of more democratic and effective local government in the future would contribute greatly to the public knowledge.
We have prepared a survey to measure public knowledge of run-off pollution and we will monitor and compare results of water quality tests to determine the on-going improvement of water quality," said Luke Hamlin, Earth Force YAB project coordinator.
It is public knowledge that Feinstein has carried, and even may continue to carry, a concealed handgun on her person when in public.
Likewise, it indicates that "smoking is a voluntary act" and that "it is public knowledge that tobacco is a legal substance, and cigarette packs have borne health warnings for more than twenty years.
If her permit to carry a concealed gun had not become public knowledge, illuminating her hypocrisy, she would probably still have it.
Corinex has also discovered the need for more public knowledge in SOHO HomePlug networking by educating networking sales people as well as the general public and will present at the CES HomePlug booth the first version of a very comprehensive educational tool, which will be available in English and also translated into foreign languages.

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