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community a well-defined area, such as a town or area of a town, where people live together under one government. [5 definitions]
community center one or more buildings serving a community or neighborhood as a meeting place for social, educational, athletic, or other activities.
community chest a fund made up of private contributions collected for distribution to local charitable, welfare, and service organizations.
community college a junior college primarily serving, and often funded by, its local community.
community property property acquired by a husband, wife, or both together that is legally regarded as being owned by them jointly.
communize to make (property) subject to public or community ownership or control. [2 definitions]
commutate to reverse the direction of (alternating current) to create direct current.
commutation a substitution of a milder for a more severe criminal sentence. [3 definitions]
commutation ticket a ticket for a specified number of trips to and from the same destinations that is issued, at a reduced rate, to commuters, esp. for railroad or toll road travel.
commutative of or pertaining to substitution or exchange. [2 definitions]
commutator a device for changing the direction of an electric current.
commute to reduce the severity of (a prison sentence). [7 definitions]
commuter one who travels regularly between two points, usu. home and workplace.
Comoro Islands a group of islands between the coast of northern Mozambique and northern Madagascar. (See Comoros.)
Comoros an African country comprising three of the Comoro Islands; Federal and Islamic Republic of Comoros.
comp1 to play an accompaniment to jazz music, as on a piano or guitar, often of syncopated chords.
comp2 (informal) a comprehensive examination, as at the end of an academic year, covering all work included in a course during that period of time.
comp. abbreviation of "compensation." [3 definitions]
compact1 solidly joined or packed together; dense. [9 definitions]
compact2 an agreement or contract; pact.
compact disk a palm-sized disk on which music, data, or the like has been digitally encoded, that is read by laser and transmitted to a playback device; optical disk.