public relations


noun

(used with a plural verb) the actions of a corporation, store, government, individual, etc., in promoting goodwill between itself and the public, the community, employees, customers, etc.
(used with a singular verb) the art, technique, or profession of promoting such goodwill.

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Origin of public relations

First recorded in 1800–10
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British Dictionary definitions for public relations

public relations

noun (functioning as singular or plural)

  1. the practice of creating, promoting, or maintaining goodwill and a favourable image among the public towards an institution, public body, etc
  2. the methods and techniques employed
  3. (as modifier)the public relations industry
the condition of the relationship between an organization and the public
the professional staff employed to create, promote, or maintain a favourable relationship between an organization and the public
Abbreviation: PR
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