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community

noun [C/U]  us   /kəˈmju·nɪ·t̬i/
all the people who live in a particular area, or a group of people who are considered as a unit because of their shared interests or background: [C] the scientific community [C] Bus fares were raised despite the protests of the community. [U] There’s a real sense of community (= caring and friendly feeling) in this neighborhood. biology A community is also all the various living things that live in a particular area. The community is sometimes used to mean society in general: [U] She believed that the greatest goal in life was to serve the community.
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