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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pub′lic rela′tions(n.)

  1. (used with a pl. v.) the actions of a corporation, individual, government, etc., in promoting goodwill with the public.

    Category: Business

  2. (used with a sing. v.) the technique or profession of promoting such goodwill.

    Category: Business

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. public relations, PR(noun)

    a promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institution

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. public relations(noun)ˈpʌb lɪk li

    the job or skill of creating good relations between an organization and the public; = PR

    The argument was a public relations disaster.


  1. public relations(Noun)

    Communication by a person or an organization with the purpose of creating a favorable public image; commonly referred to as PR.


  1. Public Relations

    Public relations is the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization and the public. Public relations may include an organization or individual gaining exposure to their audiences using topics of public interest and news items that do not require direct payment. The aim of public relations by a company often is to persuade the public, investors, partners, employees, and other stakeholders to maintain a certain point of view about it, its leadership, products, or of political decisions. Common activities include speaking at conferences, winning industry awards, working with the press, and employee communication.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Public Relations

    Relations of an individual, association, organization, hospital, or corporation with the publics which it must take into consideration in carrying out its functions. Publics may include consumers, patients, pressure groups, departments, etc.

Translations for public relations

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

public relations

the attitude, understanding etc between a firm, government etc and the public.

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