What does communication mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. communication, communicatingnoun

    the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

    "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

  2. communicationnoun

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

  3. communicationnoun

    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. communicationnoun

    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. communicationnoun

    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. communicationnoun

    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. communicationnoun

    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. communicationnoun

    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. communicationnoun

    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. communicationnoun

    A connection between two tissues, organs, or cavities.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Communicationnoun

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

  2. Communicationnoun

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

  3. Communicationnoun

    association; company

  4. Communicationnoun

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

  5. Communicationnoun

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

  6. Communicationnoun

    participation in the Lord's supper

  7. Communicationnoun

    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  

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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

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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. Deutsche Bank:

    Any re-engagement with Iran will take place in several stages and will require updates to policies, procedures, systems and controls as well as ongoing communication with regulators and correspondent banks.

  2. Gustavo Cardenas:

    The only communication I had with Citgo when this happened was they called to tell me not to go to the media and that they were going to every house to pick up the company cars.

  3. Daniel Weiner:

    The rules governing our campaigns have not kept pace with our changing modes of communication and changing life, even before the pandemic, the landscape is changing really, really fast.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Although the origins of the Internet date back to research commissioned by the United States government in the 1960’s, the date April 7th in 1969 is declared as the date of birth of the Internet. The United States government had started first research efforts in the 1960’s to build “robust and fault-tolerant communication via computer networks“. And as a result, first Request For Comment (RFC) documents were published on April 7, 1969. Hence this specific date April 7, 1969, is regarded as the date when Internet was born......and our world was never the same again afterwards!

  5. Rachelle Peterson:

    It's deeply alarming to see the propaganda being taught to American students, but it's even more alarming to see the way that the institutions that students depend on their schools, their teachers, their principals, administrators, how these institutions and these leaders are being molded and shaped to accept the Chinese government's incursions and even to promote them in the name of globalism and intercultural communication.

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Translations for communication

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  • اتصالات, إتصالاتArabic
  • съобщение, комуникация, връзка, общуванеBulgarian
  • dorozumívání, komunikaceCzech
  • kommunikationDanish
  • Kommunikation, Verbindung, Kommunikationsdaten, DurchgangGerman
  • επικοινωνία, ανακοίνωσηGreek
  • komunikadoEsperanto
  • comunicación, comunicadoSpanish
  • پیام, ارتباطاتPersian
  • communicationFrench
  • קשר, הודעה, מעבר, תקשורת, מסרHebrew
  • सन्देश, संचारHindi
  • komunikasiIndonesian
  • komunikoIdo
  • comunicazioneItalian
  • 交流, 通信, コミュニケーションJapanese
  • attaveqaqatigiinneqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • 커뮤니케이션, 通信, 소통, 통신, 의사소통Korean
  • communicatio,Latin
  • komunikasi, perhubunganMalay
  • communicatie, verbindingDutch
  • kommunikasjonNorwegian
  • komunikacjaPolish
  • conexão, comunicado, comunicaçãoPortuguese
  • mesaj, legătură, știre, comunicare, comunicație, vesteRomanian
  • соединение, сообщение, общение, связь, коммуникацияRussian
  • kommunikationSwedish
  • mawasiyano, mawasilianoSwahili
  • தொடர்புTamil
  • ابلاغ, مواصلاتUrdu
  • giao tiếpVietnamese
  • 沟通Chinese

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