When you're away from the prying eyes of others, you have privacy — you're alone, secluded, and not in the public eye.

Sometimes you just don't want to be bothered by anyone, so you seek a place where you can be alone with your thoughts, free from distractions or intrusions. When that's the case, you are seeking privacy: private space and time away from others. Privacy has always been an issue for celebrities, who are followed around by photographers. If you value your privacy, don't run for office: politicians give up their privacy when they run for election.

Definitions of privacy
  1. noun
    the condition of being concealed or hidden
    synonyms: concealment, privateness, secrecy
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    covertness, hiddenness
    the state of being covert and hidden
    the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept
    the state of being secret
    the state of being hidden
    type of:
    a state of separation between persons or groups
  2. noun
    the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others
    synonyms: privateness, seclusion
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    type of:
    a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation
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