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Definition of communion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also Communion, Holy Communion) [uncountable] a ceremony in the Christian Church during which people eat bread and drink wine in memory of the last meal that Christ had with his disciples to go to Communion (= attend church for this celebration) to take/receive communion (= receive the bread and wine) see also Eucharist, Mass
  2. 2[uncountable] communion (with somebody/something) (formal) the state of sharing or exchanging thoughts and feelings; the feeling of being part of something poets living in communion with nature
  3. 3[countable] (technology) a group of people with the same religious beliefs the Anglican communion
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