community
noun (plural -ties) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English comunete, from Anglo-French communité, from Latin communitat-, communitas, from communis Date: 14th century 1. a unified body of individuals: as a. state, commonwealth b. the people with common interests living in a particular area; broadly the area itself <
the problems of a large community
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c. an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location d. a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society <
a community of retired persons
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e. a group linked by a common policy f. a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests <
the international community
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g. a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society <
the academic community
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2. society at large 3. a. joint ownership or participation <
community of goods
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b. common character ; likeness <
community of interests
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c. social activity ; fellowship d. a social state or condition

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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