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communaladjective

uk   /ˈkɒm.jə.nəl/ /kəˈmjuː.nəl/  us   /ˈkɑː.mjə.nəl/  /kəˈmjuː.nəl/
  • communal adjective (SHARED)

belonging to or used by a ​group of ​peoplerather than one ​singleperson: communal ​facilities/​food/​property We each have a ​separatebedroom but ​share a communal ​kitchen.
A communal ​society is one in which everyone ​lives and ​works together and ​property and possessions are ​sharedrather than being ​owned by a ​particularperson.
communally
adverb uk   /ˈkɒm.jə.nəl.i/ /kəˈmjuː.nəl.i/  us   /ˈkɑː.mjə.nəl.i/  /kəˈmjuː.nəl.i/
(Definition of communal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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communaladjective

 us   /kəˈmju·nəl, ˈkɑm·jə·nəl/
belonging to or used by all ​members of a ​group: The ​neighborhoodcouncilorganizedvoluntary communal ​patrols.
(Definition of communal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “communal”
in Arabic مَشترَك…
in Korean 공통의…
in Portuguese comunitário, comum, comunal…
in Catalan comunal, comunitari…
in Japanese 共同の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 共有的, 公共的, 集体的…
in Turkish ortaklaşa kullanılan, ortak…
in Russian общественный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 共有的, 公共的, 集體的…
in Italian comune…
in Polish wspólny…
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