• (RP) IPA: /kəˈmjuːnɪti/
  • (GA, Canada) enPR: kə-myo͞oʹnə-ti, IPA: /k(ə)ˈmjunəti/, [k(ə)ˈmjunəɾi]


  1. (countable) A group#Noun|group share#Verb|sharing a common#Adjective|common understanding#Noun|understanding, and often the same language, law, manners, and/or tradition.
  2. (countable) A residential or religious collective; a commune.
  3. (countable, ecology) A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
  4. (countable, Internet) A group of people interacting by electronic means for educational, professional#Adjective|professional, social, or other purposes; a virtual community.
  5. (uncountable) The condition#Noun|condition of having certain attitudes and interest#Noun|interests in common#Noun|common.
  6. (countable, obsolete) Common enjoyment or possession; participation.
    a community of goods
  7. (uncountable, obsolete) Common character; likeness.
  8. (uncountable, obsolete) Commonness; frequency.
    • c. 1597, [William Shakespeare], The History of Henrie the Fovrth; […], quarto edition, London: Printed by P[eter] S[hort] for Andrew Wise, […], published 1598, OCLC 932916628 ↗, [Act III, scene ii] ↗:
      So when he had occaſion to be ſeene, / He was but as the Cuckoe is in Iune, / Heard, not regarded: Seene, but with ſuch eie / As ſicke and blunted with communitie, / Affoord no extraordinary gaze.
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