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community property property acquired by a husband, wife, or both together that is legally regarded as being owned by them jointly.
community spread the spread of an infectious disease within a community, especially the spread within a community where there are infected individuals who cannot trace the source of their infection and have not traveled to areas where there are known cases of the disease.
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.
comorbid of or pertaining to co-existing medical conditions in a patient.
comorbidity the presence of co-exisiting medical conditions in a patient.
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 cassette a type of magnetic-tape cartridge, first released in 1963, that is used for audio recording and playback.
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.