Meaning of “the European Community” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"the European Community" in British English

See all translations

the European Communitynoun

uk /jʊə.rəˌpiː.ən kəˈmjuː.nə.ti/ us /jʊr.əˌpiː.ən kəˈmjuː.nə.t̬i/ abbreviation the EC

the organization through which particular European governments made decisions and agreed on shared action in social and economic matters until 1993, when it became the European Union

Examples

  • In 1975 the British public voted, in a referendum, to remain in the European Community.
  • The Common Agricultural Policy was set up by the European Community in 1962, to create a single market for member states.

(Definition of “the European Community” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the European Community" in Business English

See all translations

the European Communitynoun

uk us abbreviation the EC POLITICS, COMMERCE

the organization of European countries that existed until November 1993 when it became the European Union

(Definition of “the European Community” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)