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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
community
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a community centre (=where people living in an area can go for social events, classes etc)
▪ The church has been converted into a community centre.
an immigrant community
▪ There are shops catering for the various immigrant communities.
bedroom community
Care in the Community
close-knit community
▪ a close-knit community
community care (=in the area where you live rather than in hospitals)
▪ Most mentally ill people are now treated through community care.
community centre
community chest
community college
community policing
community property
community relations (=relations between different groups in society)
▪ Two police officers are responsible for community relations in the area.
community service
community support officer
faith community
▪ In any faith community there are varying levels of commitment.
Francophone countries/nations/communities
gated community
gay community
▪ the gay community in London
police community support officer
the business community (=people who work in business)
▪ There was pressure on the government from the business community.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
academic
▪ These are welcome indications of the academic community enhancing its capacity to engage collectively in self-criticism.
▪ Studentsmany of them black and Latino-would have had to make up their academic deficiencies in community college or elsewhere.
▪ They are learning about themselves, with the internal academic community growing as a community.
▪ Henley hosts conferences to report research outcomes from both its own and the wider academic community.
▪ It should also be noted that many of these issues have not greatly exercised the academic community in this country.
▪ It follows that the academic community and research are directly interrelated.
▪ The academic community is not directly part of that process.
▪ First, the idea of culture has application in relation to the academic community.
black
▪ Not surprisingly, relations between the two black communities are often hostile.
▪ Stax, one that used its resources to aid the black community in adventurous ways.
▪ The charter says to monitor service provision properly, local authority inspection units should consult individuals and organisations within the black community.
▪ We found a way in which we could help the black community directly and in the most positive way with considerable sums.
▪ These problems are even more severe when elements of the black community have themselves endorsed this understanding.
▪ For us and the rest of the black community it is a way of life.
Black professionals with disposable income believing in the black community enough to support black businesses.
▪ Sessions took place either on bureaux premises or in the offices of black community groups.
ethnic
▪ There is a strong ethnic community and this causes friction in the community because of the lack of jobs.
▪ Pre-election violence has erupted even within the same ethnic community.
▪ Applications are particularly welcome from women and those from minority ethnic communities.
▪ She writes boldly about Latina sexuality, challenging machismo in her ethnic community.
▪ We are actively trying to improve the number of women and members of the ethnic communities who are reporters and presenters.
▪ It will lead to a better choice of candidates and ensure that more women and candidates from minority ethnic communities are elected.
▪ They work in many clinics, health centres and surgeries where there are large ethnic minority communities.
▪ Many clients are old, infirm, and often from ethnic communities.
gay
▪ But all other things being equal, the gay and lesbian community has responded well to examples of perceived corporate goodwill.
▪ But the second, larger goal of prevention is just as crucial for the gay community.
▪ That's very important for the gay community to respect.
▪ We have a large gay community, a lot of artists and a lot of people in the entertainment industry.
▪ They laid great emphasis on the value of a high level of participation by members of the lesbian and gay communities.
▪ Why does this city need a gay community center?
▪ Clearly societal distinctions also operate in the lesbian and gay communities.
▪ If the device is found to be safe, Schatz predicts significant interest in the product within the gay community.
international
▪ The international community could no longer hope that the reasons for war would fade away.
▪ Until now the international community has been conspicuously silent.
▪ The authors are drawn from the international surface analysis community and all of the material is clearly presented and well illustrated.
▪ It was, however, the reaction from the international community that was most profound.
▪ With an uneasy peace prevailing along the border the international community launched a series of missions to defuse the crisis.
▪ But the war is now over and yet the international community is still deeply implicated in trafficking.
▪ The international community is helping to prolong the hostilities and the loss of lives on both sides.
▪ The move, popular locally, was criticised by the international investment community.
large
▪ The Reiksland shelters a large community of Dwarfs who have lived in the Empire for many generations.
▪ We have a large gay community, a lot of artists and a lot of people in the entertainment industry.
▪ And in a larger sense community is affirmed, and the complexities of social life dissolved.
▪ The family, and the larger community, imparted the values that made them self-disciplined and confident and ambitious.
▪ They work in many clinics, health centres and surgeries where there are large ethnic minority communities.
▪ Gravel that is about half an inch in diameter has been found to be large enough for the large cichlid community tank.
local
▪ These procedures will also make the database available for the more intensive study of local communities.
Local stations and telecommunications facilities should be supported largely out of local contributions and appropriations from local communities.
▪ The rest are from the local community.
▪ It can happen in the local community whenever the sources of a security are threatened.
▪ We shall create councils which reflect local communities and which are able to predict and respond to people's needs.
▪ The Catholic Church offers its local communities no model for dealing with conflicts among the faithful.
▪ An airfield that is an asset to the local community.
▪ Male speaker I have lived here for nearly eighteen years and I have been accepted by the local community.
rural
▪ The transformation of rural communities, therefore, has led to new social divisions.
▪ Its strong defence of farming interests is designed to win the support of the large rural community.
▪ People in rural communities are much less likely to become the victim of violence, researchers found.
▪ It was claimed that it made rural communities vulnerable to guerrilla reprisals.
▪ Anyone involved in a rural business or community could apply-it's not just for farmers.
▪ This was true of the industrial areas but also the rural communities which had ancient Catholic communities.
▪ They join a rural community life and a society based on mutual aid.
▪ I understand the desire to protect the small rural communities which rely on agriculture.
scientific
▪ We the undersigned, senior members of the world's scientific community, hereby warn all humanity what lies ahead.
▪ Previously, scientific evidence was allowed only if it had gained the general acceptance of the scientific community.
▪ Few in the scientific community would argue that the scientific evidence justifies immediate extremely drastic action.
▪ The scientific community agrees that women 50 and older should have annual mammograms.
▪ The plan, announced at a conference on cloning, was denounced as dangerous and immoral by the mainstream scientific community.
▪ Once the researchers returned to shore, news of their findings spread rapidly through the scientific community.
▪ Which of these responses is made depends on how deeply the scientific community is committed to the theory.
▪ Yet his name is hardly known outside the scientific community.
small
▪ The most dangerous areas for ethnic minorities are also those where there are the smallest communities.
▪ Confrontationalists advocate challenging Roman authority, experimenting with new liturgical forms and creating smaller new communities to replace or supplement traditional parishes.
▪ Nothing at all out of the ordinary. Small communities get things out of perspective.
▪ People lived in small communities spread throughout the countryside, under the authority of feudal lords whose land they worked as tenants.
▪ The source said Mr Schwartz's interest in Cineplex would be for between 40 to 50 theatres, mainly in smaller communities.
▪ That worries Judith Rugo and her neighbors in Strawberry, a small community just northwest of Payson.
▪ This combination is still to be found in his letters as archbishop, especially in his letters to small communities of nuns.
▪ How did the lives of prehistoric Southwestern people change when they moved from small communities into large pueblo villages?
whole
▪ The service will be attended by pupils from William Cassidy but is open to the whole community to celebrate education.
▪ A missing species which once reintroduced, would reorder the whole community of ecology of plants.
▪ The right hon. Gentleman can be assured that the whole aid community is firmly behind those principles.
▪ But I was now finding a whole new community I felt more comfortable with.
▪ The upholding of marriage is the responsibility of the whole community.
▪ It's a joint effort by the council, health services, local businesses and volunteers ... the whole community.
▪ Illegal camping by gypsies or other travellers can affect the lives of whole communities.
▪ These are vexed questions that involve the whole community in Western societies: scientists, professionals, and the general public.
wide
▪ And the wider community is denied the opportunity to deal with the issue compassionately.
▪ The belief that the handbook is scientifically grounded does not remain confined to its authors but spreads to the wider community.
▪ In turn the profession would articulate philosophy and justify efforts and achievements with confidence to the wider community.
▪ Henley hosts conferences to report research outcomes from both its own and the wider academic community.
▪ Very rarely has such experience been shared amongst a wider group of community partners.
▪ I've also used my web site to make a number of resources available for the wider community.
▪ The programme supports a wide range of community groups and charities working in this area.
▪ Many industrial activities impose external effects, usually detrimental ones, on the wider community.
■ NOUN
business
▪ This could distort competition and reduce support in the business community for the single market.
▪ Leadership also must come from the business community.
▪ The aim is to provide a comprehensive range of services and expertise on a national scale to the business community in particular.
▪ It is thus far the most widely accepted approach in the business community.
▪ The bases and policies used by the audit should be generally acceptable both to the accountancy profession and to the business community.
▪ He also has made Sinclair a prominent player in the business community.
▪ The business community rallied to him for fear that Duke's election would scare off tourism and outside investors.
▪ When the Boston Compact was renegotiated for the second time in 1994, it included a new challenge to the business community.
care
▪ Perhaps the most crucial recommendation is that relating to the funding that will be available for community care after April 1993.
▪ Some 60 percent. of applicants are refused community care grant because they do not meet the basic criteria.
▪ I believe it is unrealistic to expect the community care reforms to transform services according to the wishes of service users.
▪ The report estimated that 75 percent of local authorities would have insufficient resources to implement the government's community care proposals.
▪ Two areas of concern are first, who should have residential care and second, the relationship between residential and community care.
▪ Hold a conference with voluntary organisations on implementing the 1993 community care programme.
▪ Shadow community care minister David Hinchliffe is campaigning vigorously for a change in the law.
▪ Her special interests are transport, planning and community care.
centre
▪ Muriel opposed planning permission for the new community centre opposite her flat.
▪ We play on the astroturf at Framlingham College when we can but sometimes we play on the community centre field.
▪ You hire a room above a pub or in a community centre and hand out invitations to all your friends.
▪ Hall fire: A Huyton community centre has been attacked by arsonists for the third time in a month.
▪ The city will purchase the property if not already owned by the city, and build a community centre.
▪ She has a hall in a community centre owned by Age Concern, and her class numbers 25 to 30.
▪ The larger of the two branches met in a community centre near a council estate.
charge
▪ The standard community charge is payable in respect of second or further homes.
▪ In the case of the community charge, the law is clear.
▪ Conservative councillors will cut unnecessary expenditure - and slash your community charge bill.
▪ Certainly I defended the community charge, which gave Labour councils in many areas the fright of their lives.
▪ The idea that it would somehow reduce the community charge is erroneous.
▪ The introduction of the community charge aroused considerable controversy around three main issues.
▪ The two combined would mean a very high increase in the tax and community charge burden on all people.
▪ One would have though a lesson would have been learnt from the community charge fiasco.
college
▪ I got a call from the community college where I sit on the industry advisory board.
▪ Equally, the community college students recalled more information when the relative importance of different ideas was made more explicit.
▪ The budget proposes a sharp fee increase for California community colleges that officials say would cut enrollment.
▪ Other goals that were achieved included a vast increase in green space and a major expansion of the community college system.
▪ Tuition estimates for community colleges and private universities were also thousands of dollars off the mark.
▪ He was with friends, people he was teaching with at a community college in Manhattan, all of them white.
▪ One of the most widely available resources are adult-education classes run by local school districts or community colleges.
development
▪ Yet the theory and practice of community development can offer some hope in the matter of the control of health care.
▪ Citizens' groups expressed considerable initial interest in the community development program.
▪ Conclusion Community development goals in Phoenix, indeed the definition of community development, shifted as the program progressed.
▪ She trained as a state registered and registered mental nurse before moving into community development with a voluntary organisation.
▪ There was no community development program, per se, in the first two years.
▪ However, the educational team took a more openly critical view of the community development process and the philosophy underlying it.
▪ The first period began after Chicago had decided to participate in the community development program.
education
▪ In a few instances, community education buildings have been adapted with deaf-loops, ramps, toilets, and stair lifts.
▪ Almost inadvertently, through such activity, structures emerged which promoted active citizenship through community education and development initiatives.
▪ The notion of the overriding importance of applicability of learning is born of long immersion in community education.
▪ It also underlines one of the main reasons why community education did not become a radical movement for social change.
▪ There were also innovations in childcare, community education and adult literacy.
▪ However, radical community education is not concerned with complementing or invasion.
▪ There are 340 schools and colleges and nearly 100 community education centres and outdoor education resource centres in Lothian.
▪ This is just another way of describing community development and this you will not get without good solid, useful community education.
group
▪ There had to be a united voice on the policies, particularly from local community groups.
▪ But other community groups are taking a markedly different stance.
▪ It was agreed that community groups should give some thought to campaigning to have these facilities installed.
▪ An exhibit of seven altars created by Bay Area artists and community groups. $ 3 to $ 5.
▪ This organisation provides technical assistance to community groups on planning, housing and environmental matters.
▪ They oversee long-term planting projects for community groups.
▪ It provides a coordinating linkage in an extensive network of community groups and activists, and furnishes them with a gathering place.
▪ It is a movement that started outside institutional labor: unemployed workers, community groups, church groups.
health
▪ The community health movement in western countries presents a similar challenge to the medical dominance we have described.
▪ It replaces the existing one on the Broadway and the community health house in Birchington Avenue.
▪ A recent report by borough councillor and community health council chairwoman Eleanor Young made the point clearly.
▪ Aylesbury community health council questions whether the money could not have been better spent.
▪ The publishers, on the dust jacket, add to this list teachers and students of community health.
▪ The Tomlinson report's description of the inadequacy of primary and community health services in London commands widespread agreement.
▪ A key element of the work of community health workers centres around educational and organisational activities as to the causes of ill-health.
▪ This paper outlines a strategic approach for developing primary and community health services in London.
leader
▪ Black politicians and community leaders who opposed needle exchanges claimed the programme was racist and genocidal.
▪ It involves participation by businessmen and other community leaders in and out of classrooms.
▪ In yet another case quoted by Afshan, the girl went to ask the help of some one regarded as a community leader.
▪ In the process the owners themselves became prominent community leaders and among the biggest advertisers in the emerging gay press.
▪ In Brixton consultative machinery involving the police and community leaders had ceased to function.
▪ They were selected by a screening panel of professional, business and community leaders.
▪ It was this impetus that spurred the community leaders on to forming a fully established radio station.
▪ For the most part, they listened respectfully as community leaders and peers encouraged everyone to atone, unite and reconcile.
service
▪ After appointments in community service, she had joined the Navy.
▪ In a spirit of community service, books and slates appeared.
▪ If no job after two years of training, recipient must work in community service or public service job.
▪ Azeem Nazie, 25, and Liaquat Ali, 23, were each ordered to serve 200 hours community service.
▪ The offer included a $ 250 fine, community service and domestic violence counseling.
▪ The mission of its business-oriented philanthropy is a combination of community service and international friendship.
▪ They also want to use public community service jobs as a last resort, something Wilson strongly opposes.
■ VERB
live
▪ These results support the hypothesis that individuals are willing to pay more in order to live in communities that provide high-quality services.
▪ People lived in small communities spread throughout the countryside, under the authority of feudal lords whose land they worked as tenants.
▪ Socially they live in loose communities comprising a set of juxtaposed home ranges utilized by females and their dependent young.
▪ For the next twelve years he studied at Jesuit universities, taught at Jesuit schools and lived in Jesuit communities.
▪ I have to live in such a community.
▪ Garrison had lived in the community all his life.
▪ The fieldworkers live in the community, joining in with and analysing its activities.
▪ The grants aim to help people live in the community as independently as possible.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
jury/military/community etc service
▪ Doing jury service could be one of them.
▪ He envisaged combining farming and family life with military service in idyllic rural settlements.
▪ He was fined $ 250 and required to perform community service.
▪ Like the House measure, the Senate bill requires public housing residents to contribute eight hours of community service a month.
▪ Normally feudal grants were made within the Patrimony and the Papal State in return for military service.
▪ The offer included a $ 250 fine, community service and domestic violence counseling.
▪ What will be attempted is a sketched framework for the illumination of community service profiles.
pillar of society/the community/the church etc
team/community/public etc spirit
▪ Good team spirit was built up during lunch before heading out to the second round.
▪ No doubt the team spirit was enhanced.
▪ The specials certainly show the kind of public spirit and professionalism of the Territorials.
▪ These accomplishments, and their new-found team spirit, were celebrated with social play in the evening.
▪ This community spirit even extends beyond Silver Lake proper.
▪ This creates a good working team spirit and everyone helps everyone else out.
▪ This obviated the problem of building team spirit or involvement among the area staff.
▪ Workers' distress can be reduced by adequate and effective reward systems and attention to maintaining a cooperative team spirit.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Community leaders met with city officials to discuss the proposed golf course.
▪ An arts center will benefit the whole community.
▪ Borrego Springs, a desert community, was the hottest place in the nation today.
▪ Miami has a large Cuban exile community.
▪ New York's Jewish community
▪ the gay community
▪ The murder has shocked the local community.
▪ These areas support diverse communities of birds and animals.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Few now seek residential care because of that support in the community.
▪ For the community of disciples the crucifixion was not the end.
▪ He was one of the community, he knew everyone, their backgrounds and where their sympathies lay.
▪ In Phoenix the community development block grant was implemented within this context of rapid development.
▪ It will be even more important for a school to have good communications with parents and the local community.
▪ More than 10, 000 people responded, showing up at community forums and sending messages via the Internet.
▪ We arrived on Flag Day, and this proud community put its colors on display.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Community

Community \Com*mu"ni*ty\, n.; pl. Communities. [L. communitas: cf. OF. communit['e]. Cf. Commonalty, and see Common.]

  1. Common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods.

    The original community of all things.
    --Locke.

    An unreserved community of thought and feeling.
    --W. Irving.

  2. A body of people having common rights, privileges, or interests, or living in the same place under the same laws and regulations; as, a community of monks. Hence a number of animals living in a common home or with some apparent association of interests.

    Creatures that in communities exist.
    --Wordsworth.

  3. Society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general.

    Burdens upon the poorer classes of the community.
    --Hallam.

    Note: In this sense, the term should be used with the definite article; as, the interests of the community.

  4. Common character; likeness. [R.]

    The essential community of nature between organic growth and inorganic growth.
    --H. Spencer.

  5. Commonness; frequency. [Obs.]

    Eyes . . . sick and blunted with community.
    --Shak.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
community

late 14c., from Old French comunité "community, commonness, everybody" (Modern French communauté), from Latin communitatem (nominative communitas) "community, society, fellowship, friendly intercourse; courtesy, condescension, affability," from communis "common, public, general, shared by all or many," (see common (adj.)). Latin communitatem "was merely a noun of quality ... meaning 'fellowship, community of relations or feelings,' but in med.L. it was, like universitas, used concretely in the sense of 'a body of fellows or fellow-townsmen' " [OED].\n

\nAn Old English word for "community" was gemænscipe "community, fellowship, union, common ownership," from mæne "common, public, general," probably composed from the same PIE roots as communis. Community service as a criminal sentence is recorded from 1972, American English. Community college is recorded from 1959.

Wiktionary
community

n. 1 A group sharing a common understanding and often the same language, manners, tradition and law. See civilization. 2 A commune, or residential or religious collective. 3 The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.

WordNet
community
  1. n. a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"

  2. a group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common; "the Christian community of the apostolic age"; "he was well known throughout the Catholic community"

  3. common ownership; "they shared a community of possessions"

  4. a group of nations having common interests; "they hoped to join the NATO community"

  5. the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical community" [syn: profession]

  6. agreement as to goals; "the preachers and the bootleggers found they had a community of interests" [syn: community of interests]

  7. a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences [syn: residential district, residential area]

  8. (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other [syn: biotic community]

Gazetteer
Wikipedia
Community

A community is commonly considered a social unit (a group of three or more people) who share something in common, such as norms, values, identity, and often a sense of place that is situated in a given geographical area (e.g. a village, town, or neighborhood). Durable relations that extend beyond immediate genealogical ties also define a sense of community. People tend to define those social ties as important to their identity, practice, and roles in social institutions like family, home, work, government, society, or humanity, at large. Although communities are usually small relative to personal social ties (micro-level), "community" may also refer to large group affiliations (or macro-level), such as national communities, international communities, and virtual communities.

The word "community" derives from the Old French comuneté which comes from the Latin communitas (from Latin communis, things held in common).

Human communities may share intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, and risks in common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.

Community (administrative division)

A community is an administrative division found in Belgium, Canada, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Wales, and the League of Nations Class A mandates.

Community (Fear Itself)

"Community" is the seventh episode of the television series Fear Itself, the episode originally aired on July 24, 2008. The plot revolves around a young couple move into a secure gated community and discover its horrifying secret.

Community (season 1)

The first season of the television comedy series Community originally aired from September 17, 2009 on NBC to May 20, 2010 in the United States. The first three episodes aired at 9:30 pm ET before being moved to 8:00 pm ET. The show was picked up for 22 episodes in October 2009, and an additional 3 episodes were ordered later.

The show focuses on disbarred lawyer Jeff Winger, and his attempt to get a bachelor's degree at a community college, while he forms a bond with his Spanish study group.

Community (season 2)

The second season of the television comedy series Community premiered on September 23, 2010 and concluded on May 12, 2011, on NBC. The season consists of 24 episodes and aired on Thursdays at 8:00 pm ET as part of Comedy Night Done Right.

Community (Wales)

A community is a division of land in Wales that forms the lowest tier of local government in Wales. Welsh communities are analogous to civil parishes in England.

Until 1974 Wales was divided into civil parishes. These were abolished by section 20 (6) of the Local Government Act 1972, and replaced by communities by section 27 of the same Act. The principal areas of Wales are divided entirely into communities. Unlike in England, where unparished areas exist, no part of Wales is outside a community, even in urban areas.

Community councils in Wales are identical to English parish councils in terms of their powers and the way they operate. Welsh community councils may call themselves town councils unilaterally and may have city status granted by the Crown. In Wales, all town councils are community councils. There are now three communities with city status: Bangor, St Asaph and St David's and the Cathedral Close. The Chair of a town council or city council will usually have the title Mayor (Welsh: maer). However, not every community has a council. In communities with populations too small to sustain a full community council, community meetings may be established.

As of the United Kingdom Census 2001 there were 869 communities in Wales. More than 730 have a council (i.e. 84%). They vary in size from Rhayader with an area of to Cefn Fforest with an area of . In the 2001 Census they ranged in population from Barry with 45,053 recorded inhabitants to Baglan Bay with no permanent residents.

Community (disambiguation)

A community is broad concept that includes at least two distinct meanings: 1) a social unit that shares common values, and 2) a group of interacting living organisms sharing an environment.

Community may also refer to:

  • Community (TV series), an American comedy series
  • Community (ecology), a collection of populations of different species
    • Plant community
  • Community (trade union)
  • Community (administrative division), a level of government structure found in many countries
    • Community (Armenia)
    • Community (Wales)
    • Community (China)
  • "Community" (Fear Itself episode)
  • Communities (magazine)
  • Community: A NewOrderOnline Tribute, an album
  • Community structure, a concept in graph theory
  • European Community, the first of the former pillars of the European Union
  • An intentional community or commune
Community (trade union)

Community is a UK trade union representing workers in the iron and steel, domestic appliance manufacturing, clothing, textiles, footwear, road transport, betting and gaming and call centre sectors as well as workers in voluntary organisations, workshops for visually impaired and disabled people, community-care providers and housing associations. Although the former trade unions which amalgamated to form Community were all Craft unions or industrial unions Community is now a General union (and the smallest of the 'General Unions' in the TUC). Community has merged or transferred engagements with a number of smaller unions, some of which have become sections within Community. These include the National League of the Blind and Disabled (NLBD), the National Union of Domestic Appliance and General Operatives (NUDAGO), the National Union of Knitwear, Footwear & Apparel Trades (KFAT), the British Union of Social Work Employees (BUSWE) and most recently the Prison Service Union (representing staff in the UK's privatised gaols).

Community actively participates in the Trades Union Congress and Community General Secretary Michael Leahy served as TUC President in 2010/2011. The union supports the New Unionism project of the TUC, particularly the TUC organising academy.

When Community was formed from the merger of KFAT and the ISTC in 2004 it was arranged for the first new member of the newly constituted union to be the then UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (and future Prime Minister), Gordon Brown.

Community (season 3)

The third season of the television comedy series Community premiered on September 22, 2011 and concluded on May 17, 2012 on NBC. The season consists of 22 episodes and aired on Thursdays at 8:00 pm ET as part of the network's " Comedy Night Done Right" programming block.

Community (season 4)

The fourth season of the television comedy series Community premiered on February 7, 2013 and concluded on May 9, 2013. The season consists of 13 episodes and aired on NBC on Thursdays at 8:00 pm ET as part of the network's " Comedy Night Done Right" programming block.

The season marked the departure of showrunner Dan Harmon and overall received mixed reviews from critics. In the series's fifth season, Harmon returned as showrunner.

Community (season 6)

The sixth and final season of the television comedy series Community premiered on Yahoo! Screen on March 17, 2015, with a two-episode premiere, and concluded on June 2, 2015. The season consists of 13 episodes released weekly via Yahoo! Screen on Tuesdays. Yahoo! announced in June 2014 that it had picked up the series for a sixth season after NBC had canceled the series in May 2014.

Community (ecology)

In ecology, a community or biocoenosis is an assemblage or association of populations of two or more different species occupying the same geographical area and in a particular time. The term community has a variety of uses. In its simplest form it refers to groups of organisms in a specific place or time, for example, "the fish community of Lake Ontario before industrialization".

Community ecology or synecology is the study of the interactions between species in communities on many spatial and temporal scales, including the distribution, structure, abundance, demography, and interactions between coexisting populations. The primary focus of community ecology is on the interactions between populations as determined by specific genotypic and phenotypic characteristics. Community ecology has its origin in European plant sociology. Modern community ecology examines patterns such as variation in species richness, equitability, productivity and food web structure (see community structure); it also examines processes such as predator–prey population dynamics, succession, and community assembly.

On a deeper level the meaning and value of the community concept in ecology is up for debate. Communities have traditionally been understood on a fine scale in terms of local processes constructing (or destructing) an assemblage of species, such as the way climate change is likely to affect the make-up of grass communities. Recently this local community focus has been criticised. Robert Ricklefs has argued that it is more useful to think of communities on a regional scale, drawing on evolutionary taxonomy and biogeography, where some species or clades evolve and others go extinct.

Community (TV series)

Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that premiered on NBC on September 17, 2009. The single-camera series follows an ensemble cast of characters played by Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase, and Jim Rash at a community college in the fictional town of Greendale, Colorado. It makes heavy use of meta-humor and pop culture references, often parodying film and television clichés and tropes.

Harmon based the program on his own experiences attending a community college. Each episode was written in accordance with Harmon's "story circle" template, a methodology designed to create effective, structured storytelling. Harmon served as the series' showrunner for its first three seasons but was fired prior to the fourth, replaced by writers David Guarascio and Moses Port. After a lukewarm response from fans and critics, Harmon was re-hired for the show's fifth broadcast season, after which it was cancelled by NBC. Yahoo! Screen commissioned a sixth season, which premiered on March 17, 2015, and concluded on June 2 with the series finale.

Community received acclaim for its acting and writing, and appeared on numerous critics' year-end "best-of" lists for 2009, 2010, and 2011. Despite low ratings, it developed a cult following, united by the mantra "six seasons and a movie", a line from the second season episode " Paradigms of Human Memory". The show completed six seasons and a film adaptation is in development. The show entered broadcast syndication in 2013, has been released on DVD, and is available to stream through Hulu in the U.S., Stan in Australia, and Netflix in the UK, Canada, Ireland, and Latin America.

Community (season 5)

The fifth season of the television comedy series Community premiered on January 2, 2014, and concluded on April 17, 2014. The season consists of 13 episodes and aired on NBC on Thursdays at 8:00 pm ET as part of the network's " Comedy Night Done Right". The season features the return of series creator Dan Harmon as showrunner, as well as the exit of cast members Donald Glover and Chevy Chase from the series. John Oliver returned as Ian Duncan after a two-year hiatus. Jonathan Banks made his introduction to the series as Buzz Hickey, a criminology professor.

NBC announced the series' cancellation in May 2014, however in June 2014 Yahoo! Screen announced it had ordered a sixth season.

Usage examples of "community".

Muravieff has performed in achieving a level of quality education for the inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility, and because he feels she has contributed substantially to the lowest rate of recidivism for a corrections facility in the state and one of the lowest rates in the nation, because Victoria Bannister Muravieff has set a standard for community service under the most difficult of conditions, with a selfless disregard for her own situation and a commitment to the rehabilitation of people the rest of us have given up on long ago, the governor has decided to commute her sentence to time served.

On the other hand, given the facts of a situation containing elements of duress, in other words of various pressures from family, friends and the community which a minor finds himself unable to resist, he has in effect been given a choice of evils by the defendant, and while his conduct may indicate his consent, the facts in the situation may persuade us otherwise.

But, in a community where nearly everyone knows a little about boats, I believe that Abernethy is remarkable for an indisposition to venture far from shore.

Rebecca, and the marriage of Abraham to Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, the Melbourne Jewish community had seen very little of the Solomon family, a problem of some significance as it represented a regular source of funds which had now dried up.

Considered the rising star in the academic community, Chamberlain accepts a prestigious Chair at Bowdoin, formerly held by the renowned Calvin Stowe, husband of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Although Delaura had sought the support of distinguished members of his own order and even of other communities, none had dared challenge the acta of the convent or contradict popular credulity.

The people of Massachusetts were to have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves, and in an article intended to prevent the formation of a hereditary monarchy, an expanded version of a similar article in the Virginia constitution, Adams wrote: No man, nor corporation or association of men have any other title to obtain advantages or particular and exclusive privileges distinct from those of the community, than what arises from the consideration of services rendered to the public.

Some have indeed argued that such a community can be regarded as a sort of super organism, which adapts to the environment, regulates its numbers, stores information and behaves in a strongly cognitive manner.

For instead of using his own men to implement it, the King had directed that each local community of Aeolian or Ionian or Dorian Greeks should do the killing.

Does it mean that the physics community must turn to an interpretation like the Transactional Interpretation that is consistent with the Afshar results?

Harry and his friends grow in goodness and develop virtues within the community of Gryffindor, with the support of good families like the Weasleys, and under the wise, benevolent leadership of Albus Dumbledore and Professor McGonogall.

The appointment has largely been greeted with enthusiasm by the Wizarding community, though rumors of a rift between the new Minister and Albus Dumbledore, newly reinstated Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot, surfaced within hours of Scrimgeour taking office.

Captain Miles Standish, the leader of a group of religious fanatics from England, who believed in the imminent arrival of Armageddon in Europe, invited a local tribe of Algonkian Indians, the Wampanoag, to join them for a dinner celebrating the good fortune that had seen their immigrant community established in New England.

And just because he had married Barbara Zook, a six-foot-tall, sturdy gal from one of the western Amish communities, who had the bad habit of speaking her own mind from time to time.

Even now-a-days the Russian peasants, if they are not quite broken down by misery, migrate in communities, and they till the soil and build the houses in com mon when they settle on the banks of the Amur, or in Manitoba.