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communication meaning

[ kəˌmju:ni'keiʃn ] Pronunciation:   "communication" in a sentence
  • Noun: communication  ku`myoonu'keyshun
    1. The activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
      "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
      - communicating 
    2. Something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups 
    3. A connection allowing access between persons or places
      "how many lines of communication can there be among four people?"; "a secret passageway provided communication between the two rooms"

    Derived forms: communications

    See also: communicate, communicational, communicative

    Type of: abstract entity, abstraction, act, connectedness, connection, connexion [Brit], deed, human action, human activity

    Encyclopedia: Communication Communication, Culture & Technology


  • [Business]
    noun

    CORPORATE COMMUNICATION, NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION, OPEN COMMUNICATION, ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION

    1 [U]

    the activity or process of expressing ideas and feelings or of giving people information:

    She has excellent communication skills.

    We are in regular communication by email.

    Effective communication is the key to good sales.

    external/internal communication

    2 [U] (often communications [pl.])

    methods of sending information, especially telephones, radio, computers, etc:

    They were quick to adopt video conferencing as a communication tool.

    communication(s) devices/equipment/technology/tools the communications business/industry/sector

    3 communications [pl.]

    the road, rail, aircraft, sea, etc. systems that allow goods and passengers to be transported from one place to another:

    The new airport will improve communications between the islands.

    Because of the earthquake, communications have been disrupted all over the state.

    a communications infrastructure/network/system

    4 (formal) [C]

    a message, letter or telephone call:

    This letter is to confirm our recent telephone communication.


  • [Medicine]
    The exchange or transmission of ideas,attitudes,or beliefs between individuals or groups. n
    1 : the act or process of transmitting information (as about ideas, attitudes, emotions, or objective behavior) ‹nonverbal interpersonal communication› ‹emotional communication between parent and child —G. S. Blum›:
    a : exchange of information between individuals through a common system of signs, symbols, or behavior ‹pictorial representation is a usable channel of communication between humans and the chimpanzee› ‹the function of pheromones in insect communication›
    b : personal rapport ‹a lack of communication between young and old persons›
    2 : information communicated
    3 : a connection between bodily parts ‹an artificial communication between the esophagus and the stomach›

  • [Computer]
    <hardware, standard> (CNR) A specification for audio, modem, USB and Local Area Networking interfaces of core computer logic chip sets. Intel introduced CNR on 2000-02-07. It was mainly developed by hardware and software developers who helped release AMR (Audio/Modem Riser) and is used by several computer manufacturers.

Examples

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  1. bank communications become more effective.
  2. intercellular communication is essential.
  3. electricity completely changed communications.
  4. to you, then, i must make my communication.
  5. communication is a difficult process.

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