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Public

1. Describing anything available to the population at large. For example, a publicly-traded company may be owned and traded by anyone with the money to buy shares.

2. Describing anything owned or administered by a government. For example, a municipality owns and maintains a public park.
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Consider the relationship between how much the president goes public and how well or poorly he does in Congress.
As soon as the company goes public, the shares and warrants will be traded separately under PASW and PASWW on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market.
When a corporation goes public, its founders should ensure their stock gains are eligible for capital gains treatment rather than ordinary income treatment (for more than 5% shareholders), which occurs when the corporation is judged a "collapsible corporation.