subcommunity

noun
sub·​com·​mu·​ni·​ty | \ ˌsəb-kə-ˈmyü-nə-tē How to pronounce subcommunity (audio) \

Definition of subcommunity

: a distinct grouping within a community

Examples of subcommunity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moorehead has become something of a figurehead of a global subcommunity of aging and elderly athletes who are pushing the limits of extreme sport into old age. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of subcommunity

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Subcommunity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcommunity. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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