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Community Shanghai helps build communities among the international residents in Shanghai, China.

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community |kəˈmyoōnitē|
noun ( pl. -ties)
1 a group of people living together in one place, esp. one practicing common ownership: a community of nuns.
• all the people living in a particular area or place: local communities.
• a particular area or place considered together with its inhabitants: a rural community.
• ( the community) the people of a district or country considered collectively, esp. in the context of social values and responsibilities; society: preparing prisoners for life back in the community.
• [as adj. ] denoting a worker or resource designed to serve the people of a particular area: community health services.

2 [usu. with adj. ] a group of people having a religion, race, profession, or other particular characteristic in common: Rhode Island's Japanese community | the scientific community.
• a body of nations or states unified by common interests: [in names ] the European Community | the African Economic Community.

3 a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals: the sense of community that organized religion can provide.
• [in sing. ] a similarity or identity: writers who shared a community of interests.
• joint ownership or liability: a commitment to the community of goods.

4 Ecology a group of interdependent organisms of different species growing or living together in a specified habitat : communities of insectivorous birds.
• a set of species found in the same habitat or ecosystem at the same time.

the international community: the countries of the world considered collectively.

late Middle English: from Old French comunete, reinforced by its source, Latin communitas, from communis (see common).



Shanghai |ˈ sh a ng ˈhī|
a city on the eastern coast of China, a port on the estuary of the Yangtze River; pop. 18,880,000.
Until World War II, Shanghai contained areas of British, French, & American settlement. It was the site in 1921 of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.

shanghai |ˈ sh a ng ˌhī| |ˈˈʃøŋˈˈhaɪ| |ʃaŋˈhʌɪ|
verb ( -hais |ˈˈʃøŋˈˈhaɪz|, -haied |-ˌhīd| |ˈˈʃøŋˈˈhaɪd|, -haiing |-ˌhī-i ng | |ˈˈʃøŋˈˈhaɪɪŋ|) [ trans. ]

force (someone) to join a ship lacking a full crew by drugging them or using other underhanded means.

coerce or trick (someone) into a place or position or into doing something : Brady shanghaied her into his Jaguar and roared off.

late 19th cent.: from Shanghai.