What is community?

  • (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"
    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:

Qikiqtarjuaq
... (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 ...
London, Texas - History
... 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 ...
Sangha
... sde) is a word in Pali and Sanskrit meaning "association", "assembly," "company" or "community" and most commonly refers in Buddhism to the monastic ... 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" ...
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 and complexity of human communities ... Untidy as it may be, community is vital for humans ... expresses this in the following way "There can be no vulnerability without risk there can be no community without vulnerability there can be no peace, and ultimately no life ...
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 ...

More definitions of "community":

  • (noun): Common ownership.
    Example: "They shared a community of possessions"
  • (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"
  • (noun): The body of people in a learned occupation.
    Example: "The news spread rapidly through the medical community"
    Synonyms: profession
  • (noun): (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
    Synonyms: biotic community
  • (noun): A group of people living in a particular local area.
    Example: "The team is drawn from all parts of the community"

Famous quotes containing the word community:

    The community and family networks which helped sustain earlier generations have become scarcer for growing numbers of young parents. Those who lack links to these traditional sources of support are hard-pressed to find other resources, given the emphasis in our society on providing treatment services, rather than preventive services and support for health maintenance and well-being.
    Bernice Weissbourd (20th century)

    As blacks, we need not be afraid that encouraging moral development, a conscience and guilt will prevent social action. Black children without the ability to feel a normal amount of guilt will victimize their parents, relatives and community first. They are unlikely to be involved in social action to improve the black community. Their self-centered personalities will cause them to look out for themselves without concern for others, black or white.
    James P. Comer (20th century)

    ... 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)