communication

[ kuh-myoo-ni-key-shuh n ]
/ kəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

Origin of communication

1375–1425; Middle English communicacioun < Middle French < Latin commūnicātiōn- (stem of commūnicātiō), equivalent to commūnicāt(us) (see communicate) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for communication

communication
/ (kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

the act or an instance of communicating; the imparting or exchange of information, ideas, or feelings
something communicated, such as a message, letter, or telephone call
  1. (usually plural; sometimes functioning as singular) the study of ways in which human beings communicate, including speech, gesture, telecommunication systems, publishing and broadcasting media, etc
  2. (as modifier)communication theory
a connecting route, passage, or link
(plural) military the system of routes and facilities by which forces, supplies, etc, are moved up to or within an area of operations
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Medicine definitions for communication

communication
[ kə-myōō′nĭ-kāshən ]

n.

The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior.
An opening or a connecting passage between two structures.
A joining or connecting of solid fibrous structures, such as tendons and nerves.
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