deme

noun
\ˈdēm \

Definition of deme 

1 : a unit of local government in ancient Attica

2 : a local population of closely related interbreeding organisms

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A single-player teaser deme of Blacksite:Area 51 is available on Xbox Live for your consideration. Susan Arendt, WIRED, "Blacksite: Area 51 Demo Available on Xbox Live," 11 May 2007

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First Known Use of deme

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for deme

borrowed from Greek dêmos "district, country, people, political district in Attica" — more at demo-

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