public enterprise

  1. economic activity by governmental organizations: Compare private enterprise (def. 1)

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How to use public enterprise in a sentence

  • This is what is called the fine spirit of teamwork by which things get done, both in private and public enterprise.

    Operation: Outer Space | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • And in the United States liberal provision has also been made by private and public enterprise.

  • But I consider a newspaper a public enterprise, with certain distinct duties to the public.

    A Modern Instance | William Dean Howells
  • If they wanted money for public enterprise on the mainland, the Jew of Chincoteague was first to be thought of.

    Tales of the Chesapeake | George Alfred Townsend
  • A rare conjunction of private and public enterprise brought about these results.

    Western Worthies | J. Stephen Jeans