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noun community pronunciation in British English /kəˈmjuːnəti/
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  1. 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
    1. 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
  2. 2

    the community

    society in general
    Patients who have received this treatment do well when they return to the community.
  3. 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.


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