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verb (used without object), in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ed, in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ing.
  1. to communicate mutually, as people.
  2. to afford passage from one to another, as rooms.
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verb (used with object), in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ed, in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ing.
  1. to exchange (messages or communications) with one another.
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Origin of intercommunicate

First recorded in 1580–90, intercommunicate is from the Medieval Latin word intercommūnicātus (past participle). See inter-, communicate
Related formsin·ter·com·mu·ni·ca·ble, adjectivein·ter·com·mu·ni·ca·bil·i·ty, nounin·ter·com·mu·ni·ca·tion, nounin·ter·com·mu·ni·ca·tive, adjectivein·ter·com·mu·ni·ca·tor, noun
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Related Words for intercommunication

elucidation, intelligence, dissemination, talking, interchange, publication, intercourse, transfer, assertion, writing, communion, reading, correspondence, articulation, advice, converse, delivery, mention, advisement, link

Examples from the Web for intercommunication

Historical Examples of intercommunication

  • The history of commerce is the history of the intercommunication of peoples.

    The Character and Influence of the Indian Trade in Wisconsin

    Frederick Jackson Turner

  • Intercommunication in the biological sense has been allowed to run at haphazard.

  • The means of intercommunication are as primitive as those of Colombia.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • And the rapidity of their intercommunication was extraordinary.

  • There was much variety as well as freedom of intercommunication.

British Dictionary definitions for intercommunication


verb (intr)
  1. to communicate mutually
  2. to interconnect, as two rooms
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Derived Formsintercommunicable, adjectiveintercommunicability, nounintercommunication, nounintercommunicative, adjectiveintercommunicator, noun
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