|ownership by the state; nationalization|
a business organization wholly or partly owned by the state and controlled through a public authority. Some public enterprises are placed under public ownership because, for social reasons, it is thought the service or product should be provided by a state monopoly. Utilities (gas, electricity, etc.), broadcasting, telecommunications, and certain forms of transport are examples of this kind of public enterprise.
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|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|