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Daily Word (26 November 2014)

Community


| kəˈmjuːnɪti |

Definition

  • noun (pl. ‘communities’)
    • a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common
      • a group of people living together and practicing common ownership
      • a particular area or place considered together with its inhabitants
      • a body of nations or states unified by common interests [used esp. in names]
      • (‘the community’) the people of a district or country considered collectively, especially in the context of social values and responsibilities
      • [used as modifier] denoting a worker or resource designed to serve the people of a particular area
    • [mass noun] the condition of sharing or having certain attitudes and interests in common
      • [in sing.] a similarity or identity
      • joint ownership or liability
    • (in ecology) a group of interdependent plans or animals growing or living together in natural conditions or occupying a specified habitat

Etymology

Late Middle English, from Old French comunete, reinforced by its source, Latin communitas, from communis (cf. common)

In Other Languages

  • Bahasa Indonesia: masyarakat
  • بهاس ملايو:
    • مشاركت (masyarakat)
  • Cebuano: komunidad
  • Deutsch: die Gemeinschaft, die Gemeinde
  • Español: la comunidad, el común, la sociedad
  • Filipino: komunidad, (ang mga) taong-bayan
  • Français: la communauté
  • 한국어: 집단 (jibdan)
  • Italiano: la comunità
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ: សហគមន៍ (sahakom)
  • Latino: communitassocietas
  • မြန်မာဘာသာ: အစု, ရပ်ကွက်, အုပ်စု
  • 日本語: 公共 (こうきょう)
  • ພາສາລາວ: ຊຸມຊົນ (sumson)
  • ภาษาไทย: ชุมชน (chumchn)
  • தமிழ்: சமூகம் (camūkam)
  • Tiếng Việt: cộng đồng
  • 中文: 社區 / 社区 (shèqū), 社會 / 社会 (shèhuì)

 

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