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  ( communities    plural  )
1       n-sing-coll   Thecommunity is all the people who live in a particular area or place.  
usu the N  
He's well liked by people in the community..., The growth of such vigilante gangs has worried community leaders, police and politicians.     
2       n-count-coll   A particular community is a group of people who are similar in some way.  
usu supp N  
The police haven't really done anything for the black community in particular., ...the business community.     
3       n-uncount   Community is friendship between different people or groups, and a sense of having something in common.  
Two of our greatest strengths are diversity and community.     


community centre        ( community centres    plural  )
in AM, use community center      A community centre is a place that is specially provided for the people, groups, and organizations in a particular area, where they can go in order to meet one another and do things.      n-count  
community college        ( community colleges    plural  ) A community college is a local college where students from the surrounding area can take courses in practical or academic subjects.  
  (AM)      n-count  
community policing     
Community policing is a system in which policemen work only in one particular area of the community, so that everyone knows them.      n-uncount  
community service     
Community service is unpaid work that criminals sometimes do as a punishment instead of being sent to prison.      n-uncount  
He was sentenced to 140 hours community service.     
gated community        ( gated communities    plural  ) A gated community is an area of houses and sometimes shops that is surrounded by a wall or fence and has an entrance that is guarded.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count  
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exp.
Area of responsability
n.
a popular person in a community
adv.
1. in a remote area, an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city 2. in a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Fig.];[Informal];[Disapproving] Syn.: In the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere.
n.
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
n.
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
[Bus.]
n.
a water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
[Tech.]
n.
plastic surgery consisting in removing the fat tissue from the abdominal area
popular term
exp.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
n.
name given to the discomfort felt in the abdominal area in situations of stress or anxiety
also known as "butterflies in the stomach" sensation
n.
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)
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