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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London, Texas - History
... 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 ...
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 ... Untidy as it may be, community is vital for humans ... 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, without 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 ...
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
... 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. 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 ...

More definitions of "community":

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

Famous quotes containing the word community:

    The poorest children in a community now find the beneficent kindergarten open to them from the age of two-and-a-half to six years. Too young heretofore to be eligible to any public school, they have acquired in their babyhood the vicious tendencies of their own depraved neighborhoods; and to their environment at that tender age had been due the loss of decency and self-respect that no after example of education has been able to restore to them.
    Virginia Thrall Smith (1836–1903)

    The heroes of the world community are not those who withdraw when difficulties ensue, not those who can envision neither the prospect of success nor the consequence of failure—but those who stand the heat of battle, the fight for world peace through the United Nations.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978)

    He thought that, because the community represents millions of people, therefore it must be millions of times more important than the individual, forgetting that the community is an abstraction from the many, and is not the many themselves.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)