Meaning of public relations

pub'lic rela'tions

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the actions of a corporation, store, government, individual, etc., in promoting goodwill between itself and the public, the community, employees, customers, etc.
  2. the art, technique, or profession of promoting such goodwill.
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