Definition of Community

1. Noun. A group of people living in a particular local area. "The team is drawn from all parts of the community"

2. Noun. Common ownership. "They shared a community of possessions"
Generic synonyms: Ownership
Derivative terms: Communal

3. Noun. A group of nations having common interests. "They hoped to join the NATO community"

4. Noun. Agreement as to goals. "The preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"
Exact synonyms: Community Of Interests
Generic synonyms: Accord, Agreement

5. Noun. A district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences.

6. Noun. (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
Exact synonyms: Biotic Community
Generic synonyms: Group, Grouping
Category relationships: Bionomics, Ecology, Environmental Science
Specialized synonyms: Biome

Definition of Community

1. n. Common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods.

Definition of Community

1. Noun. Group of people sharing a common understanding who reveal themselves by using the same language, manners, tradition and law. (see civilization). ¹

2. Noun. Commune or residential/religious collective. ¹

3. Noun. The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common. ¹

4. Noun. (ecology) A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other. ¹

5. Noun. (virtual) A group of people interacting by electronic means for social, professional, educational or other purposes. (see virtual_community). ¹

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Definition of Community

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Medical Definition of Community

1. An association of living organisms having mutual relationships among themselves and to their environment and thus functioning, at least to some degree, as an ecological unit. (05 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Community

communist bandit
communist economy
community-acquired infections
community-institutional relations
community card
community cards
community center
community chest
community college
community colleges
community dentistry
community development
community health aides
community health centres

Literary usage of Community

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Nat Munie R 8:129-35 Mr 49 Community houses; homes of democracy. ... Spec 122: 66-8 Ja 18 49 Sfc aim Community service; Schoolhouses as social centers ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In 1849 the affiliation of the Emmitsburg Sisters with the community in France took ... In 1859, under Mother Xavier, a local community was formed of the ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1916)
"Rural School as a Community Center PRESIDENT KENYON L. ... This interest is virtually a recognition of the community-idea, ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"The museum meets a need which is felt by every intelligent community and furnishes that ... B. The Mutual Responsibilities of the Community and the Museum. ..."

5. Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent and Chronic Juvenile Offenders by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
""Community mobilization" appears to be effective in cities ... Teens, Crime, and the Community. Neighborhood and community Children do not choose where they ..."

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