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communal

adjective (SHARED)    /ˈkɒm.jʊ.nəl/ /kəˈmjuː-/ US  /ˈkɑː.mjə-/
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.Sharing describes a society in which everyone lives and works together and property and possessions are shared rather than being owned by a particular personSharingNomadic and alternative lifestyles communally     /-i/ adverb Sharing
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