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.

  2. communicationnoun

    The potential for information exchange.

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

  3. communicationnoun

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

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

  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.

  5. communicationnoun

    An instance of information transfer; a conversation or discourse.

    The professors' communications consisted of lively discussions via email.

  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.

  7. communicationnoun

    A connection between two tissues, organs, or cavities.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Communicationnoun

    Etymology: from communicate.

    Both together serve completely for the reception and communication of learned knowledge. William Holder, Elements of Speech.

    The map shews the natural communication providence has formed between the rivers and lakes of a country at so great a distance from the sea. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    The Euxine sea is conveniently situated for trade, by the communication it has both with Asia and Europe. Arbuthnot.

    Secrets may be carried so far, as to stop the communication necessary among all who have the management of affairs. Jonathan Swift.

    Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, ye fought for David in times past to be king over you: now then do it. 2 Sam. iii. 17.

    The chief end of language, in communication, being to be understood, words serve not for that end, when any word does not excite in the hearers the same idea which it stands for in the mind of the speaker. John Locke.

Wikipedia

  1. COMMUNICATION

    Communication was released as the third single from The Power Stations 1985 debut album. It featured "Communication" (Special Club Mix), "Communication" (Remix) and "Murderess" as the B-side. The remixes were done by Bernard Edwards and Josh Abbey. The video contained an array of footage showing communication in the world with clips of the band performing the song in the studio.

ChatGPT

  1. communication

    Communication can be broadly defined as the process of exchanging information, thoughts, or ideas between individuals or groups. It involves the transmission of messages through various means such as verbal, non-verbal, written, or visual methods, with the goal of conveying meaning, understanding, and establishing connections with others. Effective communication requires the active participation of both the sender and the receiver, as well as the use of appropriate channels, feedback, and mutual understanding to ensure successful and meaningful interaction.

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

Wikidata

  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. Ilya Samsonov:

    Sometimes we have a bad situation behind the net, but we fix it this (time) and will be better next time, more communication with more talking. So we’ll (be) better.

  2. Nancy Hollander:

    We call on The Army to immediately connect Chelsea Manning to her lawyers and friends who care deeply about her well-being and are profoundly distressed by the complete lack of official communication about Chelsea's current situation.

  3. Nuzhat Naweed:

    It only works through face to face communication, you have to have good leadership and facilitation, commitment from the top and support from HR. If left alone, it would fall flat on its face.

  4. Guyo Galicha Iyya:

    We must capitalize on the number of people present here, because it is a challenge reaching out to everybody given the huge size of the county, poor infrastructure, and a poor telephone and communication network.

  5. Vittoria Colliza:

    This [ mandates ] was really a change of paradigm, if you think about vaccine hesitancy and how authorities tried to handle it, at the beginning it was really a lot of pressure on explanations, on communication, and the aim was really not to oblige people but to convince them. And at a certain point, given the very large circulation of the Delta variant in several EU countries, authorities move towards something that is a bit more constraining.

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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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