Noun, pl. communities
1. A locality inhabited by a group of any size whose members use a common language, manners, law, culture and tradition. (biology-online.org)
2. A social group sharing common characteristics or interests, sometimes regardless of their location. (biology-online.org)
3. A social unit larger than a small village that shares common values. The term can also refer to the national community or international community. (wikipedia.org)
4. 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. (biology-online.org)
5. A community is a group of interacting living organisms sharing a populated environment. (wikipedia.org)
Word origin: From Old French communité (French: communauté), from Classical Latin communitas, from commūnis (“common”).