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American English: /kəˈmjunədi/
British English: /kəˈmjuːnɪti/

Translation of community in Spanish:

noun plural communities

  • 1 1.1 (people in a locality)
    Example sentences
    • Isn't it your responsibility to ensure the community receives value for money?
    • Historically, the family has been the basic social unit of the community.
    • They taught the young ones how to behave, about values in the community.
    1.2 (society at large) the community
    la comunidad
    community services
    servicios (masculine plural) comunitarios
  • 2 2.1 (large grouping) the German community in Madrid
    la comunidad or colectividad or colonia alemana de Madrid
    the city's black community
    la población or comunidad negra de la ciudad
    Example sentences
    • All of the doubts of the scientific and intelligence community were kept from the public.
    • I know I've been a responsible member of the African-American, gay, and entertainment communities.
    • These figures do not take into account a growing lesbian and gay Internet community.
    Example sentences
    • The party has perceived Britain as belonging to a community of nations with common interests and values.
    • We do need a strong community of European nations where matters of common interest can be addressed.
    • Being part of the community of nations carries with it certain responsibilities.
    2.2 (people living together) a religious community
    una comunidad religiosa
    Example sentences
    • Once a year I spend a weekend at a Buddhist monastery populated by a community of monks and nuns.
    • They wanted to build a closed community where they could practise polygamy away from prying eyes.
    • Paula expended her inheritance on building and supporting the twin communities and led her community of women with sensitivity and humility.
    2.3 (Ecology)
    Example sentences
    • In the natural environment, however, plants grow in communities and it is under these conditions that the root proliferation response has evolved.
    • The park's current flora is analyzed by habitat and four plant communities are described and discussed.
    • The members of this family are relatively common in Carboniferous faunal communities.
  • 3 (Politics)the community or the Community
    la Comunidad (Europea)
    (before noun) (budget/law)
  • 4 (mutuality) [formal] community of goods/interest
    comunidad de bienes/intereses
    Example sentences
    • There is a real community of interests here, if only both sides would see it.
    • He understood that the country and Nazi Germany shared a community of aims.
    • Under this part a group is a group that shares a distinct community of interest.
    Example sentences
    • It is religious belief, religious practice (ritual), and community of goods that holds them together.
    • Property represented a problem for medieval economic thinkers because both scripture and natural law sanctioned the community of goods.
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