(1) (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
(2) The body of people in a learned occupation
"The news spread rapidly through the medical community"
(3) A group of people living in a particular local area
"The team is drawn from all parts of the community"
(4) A group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common
"The Christian community of the apostolic age"
"He was well known throughout the Catholic community"
(5) A group of nations having common interests
"They hoped to join the NATO community"
(6) A district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
(7) Common ownership
"They shared a community of possessions"
(8) Agreement as to goals
"The preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"
From communité (French: communauté), which is derived from Classical Latin communitas.
- Group of people sharing a common understanding who reveal themselves by using the same language, manners, tradition and law. (see civilization).
- Commune or residential/religious collective.
- The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.
- A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
- (Virtual) A group of people interacting by electronic means for social, professional, educational or other purposes. (see virtual community).