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public access

noun
1.
the availability of noncommercial television and radio broadcasting facilities to community groups or members of the public for programs of general interest to the community, especially as a condition of cable television franchises.
2.
a type of noncommercial programming of general interest to the community.
Related forms
public-access, adjective
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  • It does not allow government or public access to private lands.
  • We provide public access to free, open-source proteomics tools and data.
  • public access to government figures is certain to release economic value and encourage entrepreneurship.
  • The committee expressed concern at the lack of public access to research findings, and at the rising price of journals.
  • But a dispute over public access to state law has transformed those serene bookshelves into a legal battleground.
  • The changes, which were made last night, follow complaints about lack of public access to the cauldron.
  • Before you go, however, be sure to check this website to see if public access is permitted that day.

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