Community meaning

kə-myo͝o'nĭ-tē
The definition of community is all the people living in an area or a group or groups of people who share common interests.

An example of community is a group of Buddhists who meet and chant together.

An example of community is a suburban area that determines local laws and guidelines for business, schooling and other governmental functions.

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Similarity; likeness.

Community of tastes.

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A group of people living together or in the same locality or who share interests or a sense of identity.
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A community of goods.
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A married couple in a community property state.
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A group of nations loosely or closely associated because of common traditions or for political or economic advantage.
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The area, district, locality, neighborhood, or vicinity where a group of people lives.
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A group sharing a common understanding and often the same language, manners, tradition and law. See civilization.

A community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime (Oscar Wilde)

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Washington Irving.

An unreserved community of thought and feeling.

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A group of people forming a smaller social unit within a larger one, and sharing common interests, work, identity, location, etc.

A college community, the labor community.

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A group of organisms or populations living and interacting with one another in a particular environment. The organisms in a community affect each other's abundance, distribution, and evolutionary adaptation. Depending on how broadly one views the interaction between organisms, a community can be small and local, as in a pond or tree, or regional or global, as in a biome.
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Society as a whole; the public.
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Ownership or participation in common.

Community of goods.

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Society in general; the public.
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The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.
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(Internet) A group of people interacting by electronic means for social, professional, educational or other purposes; a virtual community.
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(ecology) A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
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Origin of community

  • Middle English communite citizenry from Old French from Latin commūnitās fellowship from commūnis common common
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French communité, from Classical Latin communitas, from commūnis (“common”). Cognates include French communauté.
    From Wiktionary