communication[kə myo̵̅o̅′ni kā′s̸hən]
Receiving a letter is one form of communication.
Mailing a letter to a friend, sending an email to a co-worker, calling a friend on the telephone, having a discussion and sending a text message are each an example of communication.
- the act of transmitting
- a giving or exchanging of information, signals, or messages as by talk, gestures, or writing
- the information, signals, or message
- close, sympathetic relationship
- a means of communicating; specif.,
- a system for sending and receiving messages, as by telephone, telegraph, radio, etc.
- a system as of routes for moving troops and materiel
- a passage or way for getting from one place to another
- the art of expressing ideas, esp. in speech and writing
- the science of transmitting information, esp. in symbols
- The act of communicating; transmission.
- a. The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior.b. Interpersonal rapport.
- communications (used with a sing. or pl. verb)a. The art and technique of using words effectively to impart information or ideas.b. The field of study concerned with the transmission of information by various means, such as print or broadcasting.c. Any of various professions involved with the transmission of information, such as advertising, broadcasting, or journalism.
- Something communicated; a message.
- communications A means of communicating, especially:a. A system, such as mail, telephone, or television, for sending and receiving messages.b. A network of routes for sending messages and transporting troops and supplies.
- communications The technology employed in transmitting messages.
- Biology The transfer of information from one molecule, cell, or organism to another, as by chemical or electrical signals or by behaviors.
- Anatomy a. An opening or connecting passage between two structures.b. A joining or connecting of solid fibrous structures, such as tendons and nerves.
- The act or fact of communicating anything; transmission.
- communication of smallpox
- communication of a secret
- (uncountable) The concept or state of exchanging data or information between entities.
- Some say that communication is a necessary prerequisite for sentience; others say that it is a result thereof.
- The node had established communication with the network, but had as yet sent no data.
- A message; the essential data transferred in an act of communication.
- Surveillance was accomplished by means of intercepting the spies' communications.
- The body of all data transferred to one or both parties during an act of communication.
- The subpoena required that the company document their communication with the plaintiff.
- An instance of information transfer; a conversation or discourse.
- The professors' communications consisted of lively discussions via email.
- A passageway or opening between two locations; connection.
- A round archway at the far end of the hallway provided communication to the main chamber.
- (anatomy) A connection between two tissues, organs, or cavities.
- Participation in the Lord's supper.
- (rhetoric) A trope by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says "we" instead of "I" or "you".
Old French communicacion, from Latin commūnicātiōnem, accusative singular of commūnicātiō (“imparting, communicating”), from commūnicō (“I share, I impart”).
communication - Legal Definition
- The exchange, imparting, or transmission of ideas, information, opinions, or thoughts, transmitted electronically or by gestures, speech, or writing.
- A message so exchanged, imparted, or transmitted.