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communal

adjective uk   /ˈkɒm.jʊ.nəl/ /kəˈmjuː-/  us   /ˈkɑː.mjə-/

communal adjective (SHARED)

belonging to or used by a group of people rather than one single person: communal facilities/food/property We each have a separate bedroom but share a communal kitchen. A communal society is one in which everyone lives and works together and property and possessions are shared rather than being owned by a particular person.

communal adjective (IN A COMMUNITY)

involving different social or religious groups within a community: Communal riots/disturbances have once again broken out between the two ethnic groups. communal harmony/solidarity
communally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
Translations of “communal”
in Korean 공통의…
in Arabic مَشترَك…
in Portuguese comunitário, comum, comunal…
in Catalan comunal, comunitari…
in Japanese 共同の…
in Italian comune…
in Chinese (Traditional) 共有的, 公共的, 集體的…
in Russian общественный…
in Turkish ortaklaşa kullanılan, ortak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 共有的, 公共的, 集体的…
in Polish wspólny…
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