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Definition of "communication" []

  • The act of communicating; transmission. (noun)
  • The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior. (noun)
  • Interpersonal rapport. (noun)
  • The art and technique of using words effectively to impart information or ideas. (noun)
  • The field of study concerned with the transmission of information by various means, such as print or broadcasting. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of communicating; the imparting or exchange of information, ideas, or feelings (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something communicated, such as a message, letter, or telephone call (noun)
  • The study of ways in which human beings communicate, including speech, gesture, telecommunication systems, publishing and broadcasting media, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A connecting route, passage, or link (noun)
  • The system of routes and facilities by which forces, supplies, etc, are moved up to or within an area of operations (noun)

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Use "communication" in a sentence
  • "Such human or animal communication, if “communication” it may be called, as is brought about by involuntary, instinctive cries is not, in our sense, language at all."
  • "I believe that Email, Twitter, and other forms of electronic communication is a tremendous help in communication, but nothing beats “print” form."
  • "And the mark of redundancy in communication is familiarity."