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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kəˈmjuːnəti/
- (US, Canada) enPR: kə-myo͞oʹnə-ti, IPA(key): /k(ə)ˈmjunəti/, [k(ə)ˈmjunəɾi]
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- A group sharing a common understanding and often the same language, manners, tradition and law. See civilization.
- Burdens upon the poorer classes of the community.
- Creatures that in communities exist.
- A community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime (Oscar Wilde)
- A commune, or residential or religious collective.
- The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.
2013 June 7, Joseph Stiglitz, “Globalisation is about taxes too”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 19:
- It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today – with America standing out in the forefront and the UK not far behind.
- (ecology) A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
- (Internet) A group of people interacting by electronic means for social, professional, educational or other purposes; a virtual community.
- (obsolete) Common possession or enjoyment; participation.
- John Locke
- The original community of all things.
- Washington Irving
- An unreserved community of thought and feeling.
a community of goods
- John Locke
- (obsolete) common character; likeness.
- H. Spencer
- The essential community of nature between organic growth and inorganic growth.
- John Wilde
- There can be no community between us and them, unless by allying ourselves with murder, and sanctioning and sharing in the pillage of thieves.
- H. Spencer
- (obsolete) commonness; frequency
- Eyes […] sick and blunted with community.
group of people sharing a common understanding
commune or residential/religious collective
condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common
(ecology) group of interdependent organisms
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