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community

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noun com·mu·ni·ty \kə-ˈmyü-nə-tē\

Simple Definition of community

  • : 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

Full Definition of community

plural com·mu·ni·ties

  1. 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. 2 :  society at large

  3. 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

Rhymes with community


Medical Dictionary

community

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noun com·mu·ni·ty \kə-ˈmyü-nət-ē\

Medical Definition of community

plural com·mu·ni·ties

  1. :  a unified body of individuals: asa:  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 locationc:  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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