1. biotic community (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
  2. planned community a residential district that is planned for a certain class of residents
  3. business community the body of individuals who manage businesses
  4. predicament an unpleasant or difficult situation
  5. post-communist no longer communist; subsequent to being communistic
  6. bedroom community a community where many commuters live
  7. speech community people sharing a given language or dialect
  8. community a group of people living in a particular local area
  9. legal community the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
  10. diplomatic immunity exemption from taxation or normal processes of law that is offered to diplomatic personnel in a foreign country
  11. angstrom unit a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
  12. Auguste Comte French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism
  13. Pyrus communis Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit
  14. passive immunity an impermanent form of acquired immunity in which antibodies against a disease are acquired naturally (as through the placenta to an unborn child) or artificially (as by injection of antiserum)
  15. Great Commoner United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
  16. communism a theory favoring collectivism in a classless society
  17. active immunity a form of acquired immunity in which the body produces its own antibodies against disease-causing antigens
  18. gesticulate show, express, or direct through movement
  19. pigsticking the sport of hunting wild boar with spears
  20. retirement community a planned community for residents who have retired from an active working life