open community

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open community

[′ō·pən kə′myü·nəd·ē]
(ecology)
A community which other organisms readily colonize because some niches are unoccupied.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Among the three pilot communities, the waste collected from the closed community accounts for over 90 percent of the total; the amount collected from other two open communities is much lower.
During 1997, we investigated an outbreak of skin and soft-tissue infection involving MRSA in a closed community of institutionalized adults with developmental disabilities.
Ben was eight years old when he entered the chaotic world of Brooklyn, leaving behind him the closed community and intimate Bible legends of Jewish Lithuania.
Especially remarkable is the way in which this exhilarating crewing experience regenerates the "will to win." The closed community of a sailing ship, in which crew members are totally interdependent and share a common purpose, fosters a permanent bond.
Hundreds of people attended a Christmas carol service outside a closed community centre as part of their campaign to see it reopened.
Women only living with other women in a closed community will eventually all have their periods at the same time.
Damon, who is also the brains behind cartoon band Gorillaz, said: ``He was sent to a closed community with other conscientious objectors.
All she's traded is one closed community for another.
Damon, who is also the brains behind cartoon band Gorillaz,said: ``He was sent to a closed community with other conscientious objectors.