public workses

public works

noun
structures, as roads, dams, or post offices, paid for by government funds for public use.

Origin:
1670–80

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public works
 
pl n
engineering projects and other constructions, financed and undertaken by a government for the community

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public works definition


Public facilities and improvements financed by the government for the public good. Public works include hospitals, bridges, highways, and dams. These projects may be funded by local, state, or federal appropriations. (See also pork-barrel legislation.)

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