community com‧mu‧ni‧ty [kəˈmjuːnti] noun communities PLURALFORM [countable]
1. all the people who live in the same area, city etc:

• The new arts centre will serve the whole community.

2. a group of people who all share the same nationality, religion, or interests:

• Miami's black community

3. COMMERCE business community the companies, businesses, and businesspeople operating in an area:

• Edinburgh's business community

4. COMMERCE ORGANIZATIONS the business community businesspeople acting as a group in order to influence government or public opinion:

• The business community isn't happy with some of the Democratic Party's proposals.

5. the international community all the countries of the world:

• The international community agreed that industrialised countries should allocate 4% of overall foreign aid to population programmes.

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community UK US /kəˈmjuːnəti/ noun [C] (plural communities)
the people living in a particular area: »

We know that 80% of economic growth comes from businesses already located within our communities.

rural/urban community »

Banks offer basic banking facilities to people in rural communities.


This is a restaurant that also provides training for unemployed people from the local community.

a group of people who have the same interests, religion, etc.: »

international financial community

Latino/black/Jewish, etc. community »

The US Census shows the Latino community has grown to 35 million.

See also BEDROOM COMMUNITY(Cf. ↑bedroom community), BUSINESS COMMUNITY(Cf. ↑business community), THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY(Cf. ↑the international community), ONLINE COMMUNITY(Cf. ↑online community)
the community — Cf. the community

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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