What does communication mean?

Definitions for communication
kəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃəncom·mu·ni·ca·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word communication.

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"

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.

    Etymology: communicacion, from communicationem, accusative singular of communicatio, from communico.

  2. communication(Noun)

    The potential for information exchange.

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

    Etymology: communicacion, from communicationem, accusative singular of communicatio, from communico.

  3. communication(Noun)

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

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

    Etymology: communicacion, from communicationem, accusative singular of communicatio, from communico.

  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.

    Etymology: communicacion, from communicationem, accusative singular of communicatio, from communico.

  5. communication(Noun)

    An instance of information transfer; a conversation or discourse.

    The professors' communications consisted of lively discussions via email.

    Etymology: communicacion, from communicationem, accusative singular of communicatio, from communico.

  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.

    Etymology: communicacion, from communicationem, accusative singular of communicatio, from communico.

  7. communication(Noun)

    A connection between two tissues, organs, or cavities.

    Etymology: 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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. communication

    Corresponding by letter, hail, or signal. (See LINE OF COMMUNICATION and BOYAUX.)

Editors Contribution

  1. communication

    A type of software, app, system or technology that creates the ability, choice, structure and tools for people to communicate data, expression, opinion, information, facts, research or statistics.

    Communication between people is empowered in so many ways across the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  
  2. communication

    The act or activity of communicating.

    Excellent communication is a vital skill for the workplace.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 8, 2020  

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

How to pronounce communication?

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    Veena
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How to say communication in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of communication in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of communication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of communication in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The people who have closed mind do find NO SENSE in the open heart communication/conversation done by a person.

  2. Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei:

    G20 countries should increase policy communication and coordination, form policy consensus and guide market expectations, making monetary policy more forward-looking and transparent and increase the effectiveness of fiscal policy.

  3. Nir Polak:

    Appeasing the Sony attackers [reportedly government sponsored] isn't a good idea, there is no guarantee that more of the same damaging material, such as employee private data or more internal communication emails, won't be disclosed even with the film having been pulled from release.

  4. Gabe Brown:

    Really, the biggest thing that I've been impressed with through everything has been communication, when this is all over, we can go back to disagreeing on things.

  5. Kasim Alfalahi:

    Apple continues to profit from Ericsson's technology without having a valid licence in place, our technology is used in many features and functionality of today's communication devices. We are confident the courts in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands will be able to help us resolve this matter in a fair manner.

Images & Illustrations of communication

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Translations for communication

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  • إتصالات, اتصالاتArabic
  • връзка, общуване, съобщение, комуникацияBulgarian
  • komunikace, dorozumíváníCzech
  • kommunikationDanish
  • Verbindung, Durchgang, Kommunikation, KommunikationsdatenGerman
  • επικοινωνία, ανακοίνωσηGreek
  • komunikadoEsperanto
  • comunicado, comunicaciónSpanish
  • پیام, ارتباطاتPersian
  • communicationFrench
  • מעבר, הודעה, קשר, תקשורת, מסרHebrew
  • सन्देश, संचारHindi
  • komunikasiIndonesian
  • komunikoIdo
  • comunicazioneItalian
  • 交流, コミュニケーション, 通信Japanese
  • attaveqaqatigiinneqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • 커뮤니케이션, 通信, 통신, 의사소통, 소통Korean
  • communicatio,Latin
  • komunikasi, perhubunganMalay
  • verbinding, communicatieDutch
  • kommunikasjonNorwegian
  • komunikacjaPolish
  • comunicação, conexão, comunicadoPortuguese
  • comunicație, comunicare, știre, veste, mesaj, legăturăRomanian
  • сообщение, соединение, связь, общение, коммуникацияRussian
  • kommunikationSwedish
  • mawasiyano, mawasilianoSwahili
  • தொடர்புTamil
  • ابلاغ, مواصلاتUrdu
  • giao tiếpVietnamese
  • 沟通Chinese

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