[ German guh-mahyn-shahft ]
/ German gəˈmaɪnˌʃɑft /
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noun, plural ge·mein·schaf·ten [German guh-mahyn-shahf-tuhn]. /German gəˈmaɪnˌʃɑf tən/. (often initial capital letter)
an association of individuals having sentiments, tastes, and attitudes in common; fellowship.
Sociology. a society or group characterized chiefly by a strong sense of common identity, close personal relationships, and an attachment to traditional and sentimental concerns.
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Origin of gemeinschaft
1935–40; <German: community, equivalent to gemein common + -schaft-ship
Words nearby gemeinschaft
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Example sentences from the Web for gemeinschaft
For lack of a more suitable English equivalent I have translated Gemeinschaft as communion.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
They went by the name of the Gemeinschaft der Heiligen, and the fervours of the community were at least those of genuine votaries.The Youth of Goethe|Peter Hume Brown
British Dictionary definitions for gemeinschaft
/ (German ɡəˈmainʃaft) /
noun plural -schaften (German -ʃaftən)
(often capital) a social group united by common beliefs, family ties, etcCompare gesellschaft
Word Origin for gemeinschaft
German, literally: community
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