- 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.
Origin of communication
- 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
Word Origin and History for pre-communication
late 14c., from Old French comunicacion (14c., Modern French communication), from Latin communicationem (nominative communicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of communicare "to share, divide out; communicate, impart, inform; join, unite, participate in," literally "to make common," from communis (see common (adj.)).
- 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.