[ kuh-myoo-ni-key-shuhn ]
/ kəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
the act or process of communicating; fact of being communicated.
the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs.
something imparted, interchanged, or transmitted.
a document or message imparting news, views, information, etc.
passage, or an opportunity or means of passage, between places.
- means of sending messages, orders, etc., including telephone, telegraph, radio, and television.
- routes and transportation for moving troops and supplies from a base to an area of operations.
- activity by one organism that changes or has the potential to change the behavior of other organisms.
- transfer of information from one cell or molecule to another, as by chemical or electrical signals.
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Origin of communication
OTHER WORDS FROM communication
com·mu·ni·ca·tion·al, adjectivenon·com·mu·ni·ca·tion, nouno·ver·com·mu·ni·ca·tion, nounpre·com·mu·ni·ca·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for communication
The nations were isolated and insulated by distance and non-communication.A Fantasy of Far Japan|Baron Kencho Suyematsu
I am quite at a loss now to account for the non-communication.Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)|Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
The forty years of non-communication had not been spent in military stasis, at least not for the West.Check and Checkmate|Walter Miller
British Dictionary definitions for communication
/ (kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən) /
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
- (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
- (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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Medical definitions for communication
[ kə-myōō′nĭ-kā′shən ]
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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