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noun, plural: communities

(general) A locality inhabited by a group of any size whose members use a common language, manners, law, culture and tradition.

(general) A social group sharing common characteristics or interests, sometimes regardless of their location.

(biology) An ecological unit composed of a group of organisms or a population of different species occupying a particular area, usually interacting with each other and their environment.


The organisms living in a community interact with one another, often, affecting each other’s abundance, distribution, adaptation, and existence. An ecological community may range in size from the very small community as in a pond or a tree to the huge regional or global community as in a biome.

Word origin: From Old French communité (French: communauté).
See also: biocoenosis.

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