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''noun, plural: communities''
 
 
 
(''ecology'') 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]]
 
 
 
 
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In sociology, a community may refer to a locality inhabited by a [[group]] of humans of any size whose members use a common language, manners, law, culture and tradition or a [[social]] [[group]] sharing common characteristics or interests, sometimes regardless of their location.  However, in ecology, a community does not only focus at human population. It particularly refers to an association of living organisms having mutual relationships among themselves and to their environment and thus functioning, at least to some degree, as an ecological unit.
 
 
 
In ecology, a community is comprised of the different groups of organisms coexisting in a habitat over a particular time. The ecological community is also called biocenosis. The term is coined in 1877 by Karl Möbius, a German zoologist and ecologist. 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''.
 
 
 
 
 
''Synonym(s):''
 
* biocenosis or biocoenosis (''ecology'')
 
''See also:''
 
* [[ecology]]
 
* [[population]]
 
''Related term(s):''
 
* [[Community ecology]]
 
* [[Plant community]]
 
* [[Biotic community]]
 
* [[Biological community]]
 
* [[Community dentistry]]
 
* [[Indicator Community]]
 
* [[Edaphic community]]
 
* [[Hospitals community]]
 

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