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community

noun, com·mu·ni·ty often attributive \kə-ˈmyü-nə-tē\

: a group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, or neighborhood)

: a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race, etc.

: a group of nations

plural com·mu·ni·ties

Full Definition of COMMUNITY

1
:  a unified body of individuals: as
a :  state, commonwealth
b :  the people with common interests living in a particular area; broadly :  the area itself <the problems of a large community>
c :  an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location
d :  a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society <a community of retired persons>
e :  a group linked by a common policy
f :  a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests <the international community>
g :  a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society <the academic community>
2
:  society at large
3
a :  joint ownership or participation <community of goods>
b :  common character :  likeness <community of interests>
c :  social activity :  fellowship
d :  a social state or condition

Examples of COMMUNITY

  1. a respectable member of the community
  2. The festival was a great way for the local community to get together.
  3. Many communities are facing budget problems.
  4. People in the community wanted better police protection.

Origin of COMMUNITY

Middle English comunete, from Anglo-French communité, from Latin communitat-, communitas, from communis
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

Rhymes with COMMUNITY

COMMUNITIES Defined for Kids

community

noun com·mu·ni·ty \kə-ˈmyü-nə-tē\
plural com·mu·ni·ties

Definition of COMMUNITY for Kids

1
:  the people living in a certain place (as a village or city) :  the area itself
2
:  a natural group (as of kinds of plants and animals) living together and depending on one another for various necessities of life (as food or shelter)
3
:  a group of people with common interests <the business community> <a community of artists>
4
:  a feeling of caring about others in a group <The school fosters a sense of community.>
Medical Dictionary

community

noun com·mu·ni·ty \kə-ˈmyü-nət-ē\
plural com·mu·ni·ties

Medical Definition of COMMUNITY

:  a unified body of individuals: as a :  the people with common interests living in a particular area; broadly :  the area itself <the problems of a large community> b :  an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location c :  a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society <a community of retired persons>

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