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noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /kəˈmjuː.nə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
B2 the people living in one particular area or people who are considered as a unit because of their common interests, social group, or nationality: He's well known in the local community. There's a large black/white/Jewish community living in this area. Her speech caused outrage among the gay community. Drug trafficking is a matter of considerable concern for the entire international community (= all the countries of the world). There's a real sense of community (= caring and friendly feeling) in this neighbourhood. specialized biology a group of animals or plants that live or grow togetherthe community [S] the general public: Unlike the present government, we believe in serving the community.
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