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UK [kəˈmjuːnətɪ] / US [kəˈmjunətɪ] noun
Word forms "community":
singular community plural communities
1) [countable] the people who live in an area: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

I wanted to work somewhere where I could serve the community.

small rural communities that rely on agriculture

close-knit/tightly-knit community (= where everyone knows each other):

Rock Creek is a close-knit community of several hundred people.

the wider community (= the community of which a small group is a part):

links between the university and the wider community

a) [only before noun] relating to a community or to the people in it

The group visited various youth and community projects in the city.

community affairs

b) a group of people in a larger society who are the same in some way: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

areas where there are large Jewish communities

c) a group of people who live together in the same place, often people who keep themselves separate from society: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

a community of monks

2) the community society in general

Patients who have received this treatment do well when they return to the community.

3) [countable] a group of animals that live in the same place
4) [uncountable] the feeling that you belong to a group and that this is a good thing

People feel sad about the loss of community.

sense of community:

One of the major goals is to develop a sense of community.

See:

English dictionary. 2014.

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