[ kuh-myoo-ni-key-tiv, -kuh-tiv ]
/ kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪ tɪv, -kə tɪv /
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- communication disorder,
- communication engineering,
- communication interface,
- communication theory,
- communications satellite,
- communicative competence,
- communion cloth
Also com·mu·ni·ca·to·ry [kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kəˈmyu nɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Origin of communicative
com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ly, adverbcom·mu·ni·ca·tive·ness, nounnon·com·mu·ni·ca·tive, adjectivenon·com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ly, adverb
non·com·mu·ni·ca·tive·ness, nouno·ver·com·mu·ni·ca·tive, adjectivesem·i·com·mu·ni·ca·tive, adjective
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/ (kəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv) /
inclined or able to communicate readily; talkative
of or relating to communication
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
late 14c., "that communicates," from French communicatif, from Latin communicat-, past participle stem of communicare "impart, inform" (see communication). Meaning "talkative" is recorded from 1650s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper