publicity

[ puh-blis-i-tee ]
/ pʌˈblɪs ɪ ti /

noun

extensive mention in the news media or by word of mouth or other means of communication.
public notice so gained.
the measures, process, or business of securing public notice.
information, articles, or advertisements issued to secure public notice or attention.
the state of being public, or open to general observation or knowledge.

Origin of publicity

1785–95; < French publicité < Medieval Latin pūblicitās. See public, -ity

Related forms

non·pub·lic·i·ty, nouno·ver·pub·lic·i·ty, nounpro·pub·lic·i·ty, adjectivesu·per·pub·lic·i·ty, noun
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publicity

/ (pʌˈblɪsɪtɪ) /

noun

  1. the technique or process of attracting public attention to people, products, etc, as by the use of the mass media
  2. (as modifier)a publicity agent
public interest resulting from information supplied by such a technique or process
information used to draw public attention to people, products, etc
the state of being public

Word Origin for publicity

C18: via French from Medieval Latin pūblicitās; see public
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