What is community?

  • (noun): (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
    Synonyms: biotic community
    See also — Additional definitions below

Community

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.

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Some articles on community:

Sangha
... 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
1 November 1998 "Broughton Island"), is a community located on the island of the same name in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada ... than the 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 ...
London, Texas - History
... 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 ... reached in the early 1970s, when only around 110 people were living in the community ...
Yishun - Amenities - Community Centres and Clubs
... 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 East CC ...
Special Nature of Human Community
... Definitions of community as "organisms inhabiting a common environment and interacting with one another," while scientifically accurate, do not convey the richness, diversity ... Untidy as it may be, community is vital for humans ... "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." ...

More definitions of "community":

  • (noun): A group of people living in a particular local area.
    Example: "The team is drawn from all parts of the community"
  • (noun): Common ownership.
    Example: "They shared a community of possessions"
  • (noun): The body of people in a learned occupation.
    Example: "The news spread rapidly through the medical community"
    Synonyms: profession
  • (noun): A group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common.
    Example: "The Christian community of the apostolic age"; "he was well known throughout the Catholic community"
  • (noun): Agreement as to goals.
    Example: "The preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests"
    Synonyms: community of interests
  • (noun): A group of nations having common interests.
    Example: "They hoped to join the NATO community"

Famous quotes containing the word community:

    I am convinced that our American society will become more and more vulgarized and that it will be fragmentized into contending economic, racial and religious pressure groups lacking in unity and common will, unless we can arrest the disintegration of the family and of community solidarity.
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)

    Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs?—No—no, ‘tis your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.
    Washington Irving (1783–1859)

    Fortunately art is a community effort—a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)