Meaning of COMMUNITY in English
/ kəˈmjuːnəti; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies )
[ sing. ] all the people who live in a particular area, country, etc. when talked about as a group :
The local community was shocked by the murders.
health workers based in the community (= working with people in a local area)
the international community (= the countries of the world as a group)
good community relations with the police
( NAmE )
community parks / libraries (= paid for by the local town / city)
[ C +sing./pl. v . ] a group of people who share the same religion, race, job, etc. :
the Polish community in London
the farming community
[ U ] the feeling of sharing things and belonging to a group in the place where you live :
There is a strong sense of community in this town.
[ C ] ( biology ) a group of plants and animals growing or living in the same place or environment
late Middle English : from Old French comunete , reinforced by its source, Latin communitas , from communis common.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005