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"community" in British English

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communitynoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /kəˈmjuː.nə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
B2 the ​peopleliving in one ​particulararea or ​people who are ​considered as a ​unit because of ​theircommoninterests, ​socialgroup, or ​nationality: He's well ​known in the local community. There's a ​large black/​white/​Jewish community ​living in this ​area. Her ​speechcausedoutrage among the gay community. Drug ​trafficking is a ​matter of ​considerableconcern for the ​entire international community (= all the ​countries of the ​world). There's a ​real sense of community (= ​caring and ​friendlyfeeling) in this ​neighbourhood. specialized biology a ​group of ​animals or ​plants that ​live or ​grow togetherthe community [S] the ​generalpublic: Unlike the ​presentgovernment, we ​believe in serving the community.

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(Definition of community from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"community" in American English

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communitynoun [C/U]

 us   /kəˈmju·nɪ·t̬i/
all the ​people who ​live in a ​particulararea, or a ​group of ​people who are ​considered as a ​unit because of ​theirsharedinterests or ​background: [C] the ​scientific community [C] Bus ​fares were ​raiseddespite the ​protests of the community. [U] There’s a ​realsense of community (= ​caring and ​friendlyfeeling) in this ​neighborhood. biology A community is also all the ​variousliving things that ​live in a ​particulararea. The community is sometimes used to ​meansociety in ​general: [U] She ​believed that the ​greatestgoal in ​life was to ​serve the community.
(Definition of community from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"community" in Business English

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communitynoun [C]

uk   us   /kəˈmjuːnəti/ (plural communities)
the ​peopleliving in a particular ​area: We know that 80% of ​economicgrowth comes from ​businesses already ​located within our communities.rural/urban community Banks ​offer basic ​bankingfacilities to ​people in ​rural communities. This is a ​restaurant that also ​providestraining for ​unemployedpeople from the local community.
a ​group of ​people who have the same ​interests, religion, etc.: internationalfinancial communityLatino/black/Jewish, etc. community The US Census ​shows the Latino community has ​grown to 35 million.
the community a way of referring to ​people in ​general or the ​public: Basically, you have to ​find the best ways of ​working with the community.
(Definition of community from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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