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Noun: community  ku'myoo-ni-tee
  1. A group of people living in a particular local area
    "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
  2. A group of people having a religion, ethnic, profession, or other particular characteristic in common
    "he was well known throughout the Catholic community"; "the news spread rapidly through the medical community"; "they formed a community of scientists"
  3. Common ownership
    "they shared a community of possessions"
  4. A group of nations having common interests
    "they hoped to join the NATO community"
  5. Agreement as to goals
    "the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests";
    - community of interests
  6. A district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
    - residential district, residential area
  7. (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
    - biotic community

Derived forms: communities

Type of: accord, agreement, assemblage, concert, district, dominion, gathering, global organisation [Brit], global organization, group, grouping, international organisation [Brit], international organization, ownership, people, property, territorial dominion, territory, world organisation [Brit], world organization

Encyclopedia: Community