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A living arrangement that combines private living quarters with common dining and activity areas in a community whose residents share in tasks such as childcare.
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a type of housing with some shared facilities
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a cooperative living arrangement in which people build a cluster of single-family houses around a common building for shared meals, child care, guest rooms, etc.
2. the cluster of houses with the common building.
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