The term community has two distinct commutive meanings: 1) Community usually refers to a larger than a small village that shares common values. The term can also refer to the national community or international community, and, 2) in biology, a community is a group of interacting living organisms sharing a populated environment. A community is a group or society, helping each other.
In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.
Since the advent of the Internet, the concept of community has less geographical limitation, as people can now gather virtually in an online community and share common interests regardless of physical location. Prior to the internet, virtual communities (like social or academic organizations) were far more limited by the constraints of available communication and transportation technologies.
The word "community" is derived from the Old French communité which is derived from the Latin communitas (cum, "with/together" + munus, "gift"), a broad term for fellowship or organized society. Some examples of community service are to help in church, tutoring, hospitals, etc.
Other articles related to "community":
... word in Pali and Sanskrit meaning "association", "assembly," "company" or "community" and most commonly refers in Buddhism to the monastic community of ordained Buddhist monks or nuns ... This community is traditionally referred to as the bhikkhu-sangha or bhikkhuni-sangha ... Within this community those who have attained a higher level of realisation are referred to as the ariya-sangha or "noble Sangha" ...
... Qikiqtarjuaq ("big island") (formerly, until 1 November 1998 "Broughton Island"), is a community located on the island of the same name in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada ... original 2 and a half days, but it is still meant to promote hope among the community ... The community hosts a two week celebration over the Christmas and New Year period every year ...
... Nee Soon East Community Club Nee Soon South Community Centre Chong Pang Community Club Nee Soon Central Community Centre Nee Soon East Toastmasters Club Nee Soon ...
... Definitions of community as "organisms inhabiting a common environment and interacting with one another," while scientifically accurate, do not convey the richness ... Untidy as it may be, community is vital for humans ... way "There can be no vulnerability without risk there can be no community without vulnerability there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community." ...
... Lewis, a horse trader and former Union Army officer, helped establish the community in the late 1870s or early 1880s ... The community continued to grow and by 1896, the population had grown to approximately 100 ... In the years after World War II, the community again suffered a decline in the number of people and businesses ...
Famous quotes containing the word community:
“... to a poet, the human community is like the community of birds to a bird, singing to each other. Love is one of the reasons we are singing to one another, love of language itself, love of sound, love of singing itself, and love of the other birds.”
—Sharon Olds (b. 1942)
“Populism is folkish, patriotism is not. One can be a patriot and a cosmopolitan. But a populist is inevitably a nationalist of sorts. Patriotism, too, is less racist than is populism. A patriot will not exclude a person of another nationality from the community where they have lived side by side and whom he has known for many years, but a populist will always remain suspicious of someone who does not seem to belong to his tribe.”
—John Lukacs (b. 1924)
“I do not think I could myself, be brought to support a man for office, whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion. Leaving the higher matter of eternal consequences, between him and his Maker, I still do not think any man has the right thus to insult the feelings, and injure the morals, of the community in which he may live.”
—Abraham Lincoln (18091865)