Definitions for communicationkəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•mu•ni•ca•tionkəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or process of communicating; fact of being communicated.

  2. the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs.

  3. something imparted, interchanged, or transmitted, esp. a document or message giving news, information, etc.

  4. passage, or an opportunity or means of passage, between places.

  5. communications, means of sending messages, orders, etc., including telephone, telegraph, radio, and television. routes and transportation for moving troops and supplies from a base to an area of operations. the professions of journalism, broadcasting, etc. the techniques used to communicate information. the study of these skills, as writing or broadcasting.

    Category: Radio and Television, Telegraphy and Telephony, Military

  6. activity by one organism that changes or has the potential to change the behavior of other organisms. transfer of information from one cell or molecule to another, as by chemical or electrical signals.

    Category: Animal Behavior

Origin of communication:

1375–1425; ME < MF < L

com•mu`ni•ca′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. communication, communicating(noun)

    the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

    "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

  2. communication(noun)

    something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

  3. communication(noun)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. communication(noun)əˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    the activity of expressing or exchanging information, feelings etc.

    Before email, communication was more difficult.; communication between dolphins; not in communication with the space station

Wiktionary

  1. communication(Noun)

    The concept or state of exchanging information between entities.

    Some say that communication is a necessary prerequisite for sentience; others say that it is a result thereof.

  2. communication(Noun)

    The potential for information exchange.

    The node had established communication with the network, but had as yet sent no data.

  3. communication(Noun)

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

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

  4. communication(Noun)

    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.

  5. communication(Noun)

    An instance of information transfer; a conversation or discourse.

    The professors' communications consisted of lively discussions via email.

  6. communication(Noun)

    A passageway or opening between two locations.

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

  7. communication(Noun)

    A connection between two tissues, organs, or cavities.

  8. Origin: communicacion, from communicationem, accusative singular of communicatio, from communico.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Communication(noun)

    the act or fact of communicating; as, communication of smallpox; communication of a secret

  2. Communication(noun)

    intercourse by words, letters, or messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means; conference; correspondence

  3. Communication(noun)

    association; company

  4. Communication(noun)

    means of communicating; means of passing from place to place; a connecting passage; connection

  5. Communication(noun)

    that which is communicated or imparted; intelligence; news; a verbal or written message

  6. Communication(noun)

    participation in the Lord's supper

  7. Communication(noun)

    a trope, by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says we, instead of I or you

Freebase

  1. Communication

    Communication is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior. It is the meaningful exchange of information between two or a group of person. One definition of communication is “any act by which one person gives to or receives from another person information about that person's needs, desires, perceptions, knowledge, or affective states. Communication may be intentional or unintentional, may involve conventional or unconventional signals, may take linguistic or nonlinguistic forms, and may occur through spoken or other modes.” Communication requires a sender, a message, and a recipient, although the receiver doesn't have to be present or aware of the sender's intent to communicate at the time of communication; thus communication can occur across vast distances in time and space. Communication requires that the communicating parties share an area of communicative commonality. The communication process is complete once the receiver has understood the message of the sender.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Communication

    The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'communication' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1672

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'communication' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2691

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'communication' in Nouns Frequency: #472


Translations for communication

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

communication(noun)

(an act, or means, of) conveying information

Communication is difficult in some remote parts of the country.

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