Communication meaning

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The definition of communication is the 2-way exchange of opinions, news and information by writing, speech or gestures including body language and facial reactions.

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.

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The technology employed in transmitting messages.
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The act of transmitting.
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The act of communicating; transmission.
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The transfer of information from one molecule, cell, or organism to another, as by chemical or electrical signals or by behaviors.
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A means of communicating.
  • 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.
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Close, sympathetic relationship.
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The exchange, imparting, or transmission of ideas, information, opinions, or thoughts, transmitted electronically or by gestures, speech, or writing.
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An instance of information transfer; a conversation or discourse.

The professors' communications consisted of lively discussions via email.

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The transfer of information from one molecule, cell, or organism to another, as by chemical or electrical signals or by behaviors.
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A message so exchanged, imparted, or transmitted.
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A communication made, whether or not during course of a confidential relationship, that is legally protected from involuntary disclosure and may be withheld from evidence. See also privilege.
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(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.

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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.

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A passageway or opening between two locations; connection.

A round archway at the far end of the hallway provided communication to the main chamber.

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Something communicated; a message.
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A means of communicating, especially:
  • A system, such as mail, telephone, or television, for sending and receiving messages.
  • A network of routes for sending messages and transporting troops and supplies.
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A communication made during the course of a confidential relationship that is legally protected from involuntary disclosure and may be withheld from evidence. See also privilege.
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The act or fact of communicating anything; transmission.

Communication of smallpox.

Communication of a secret.

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A message; the essential data transferred in an act of communication.

Surveillance was accomplished by means of intercepting the spies' communications.

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(anatomy) A connection between two tissues, organs, or cavities.
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Participation in the Lord's supper.

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(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".

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The act of communicating; transmission.
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Origin of communication

  • Old French communicacion, from Latin commūnicātiōnem, accusative singular of commūnicātiō (“imparting, communicating”), from commūnicō (“I share, I impart”).

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