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English definition of “colony”

colony

noun [C]     /ˈkɒləni/
COUNTRY a country or area controlled in an official , political way by a more powerful country : a French /British colonyColonisation and self-governmentInternational politics and government
GROUP a group of the same type of animals , insects , or plants living together in a particular place : a colony of ants Animal groupings
PEOPLE a group of people with the same interests or job who live together: an artists ' colonyGroups of peopleLifestyles and their study
(Definition of colony noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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