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 (kə-myo͞o′nəl, kŏm′yə-)
1. Of or relating to a commune.
2. Of or relating to a community.
a. Of, belonging to, or shared by the people of a community; public.
b. Marked by collective ownership and control of goods and property.

[French, from Late Latin commūnālis, from Latin commūnis, common; see common.]

com′mu·nal′i·ty (kŏm′yə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
com·mu′nal·ly adv.


(ˌkɒm yəˈnæl ɪ ti)

1. the state or condition of being communal.
2. a feeling or spirit of cooperation and belonging in a group.
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It is one of the events of the state restoration program, which is aimed at promoting communality, mobilizing people for joint activities, and strengthening local self-governance.
Speaking on the occasion, Mushahid Hussain Sayed said that Pakistan enjoys historic, unique, unprecedented and strategic relationship with China which despite ups and downs remained resilient due communality of views on issues and mutuality of interests.
Its music reflects on questions about communality and about new soundscapes evolving out of transcultural encounter in spaces of diversity.
If our communality persists merely as a facade (like has become of our country) then we are no different from 'brains in a vat'.
Furthermore, the structural model test is conducted by looking at the value of communality, which shows the correlation between indicators.
The Secretariat confirmed that the incident reflected the rise of Islamophobia in Europe, especially after the recent terrorist attacks which had raised concern for a potential backlash against Muslim communities, noting that the targeting of worshipers of any faith was an attack on the shared values of tolerance and communality.
Rather, they represent belonging and communality, such as membership of a nation or regiment.
So in the midst of adversity they created something most special - extended families, kinship networks, neighbourliness and communality.
It is now more individualistic, less socialistic in a way, closer to the capitalist way of life but still retains its high level of communality and of mutual responsibility between members.
The estimate of communality for each variable measures the proportion of variance of that variable explained by all the other components jointly.
Communality values, eigen values and factor mobility properties indicate that the concentrations of Fe, Cr influenced by surface water and ground water form a ferrochrome which occurred earlier than Ni, Co in settling ponds.