Definition of Communication

1. Noun. The activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information. "They could not act without official communication from Moscow"

2. Noun. Something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups.

3. Noun. A connection allowing access between persons or places. "A secret passageway provided communication between the two rooms"
Generic synonyms: Connectedness, Connection, Connexion
Derivative terms: Communicate, Communicate

Definition of Communication

1. n. The act or fact of communicating; as, communication of smallpox; communication of a secret.

Definition of Communication

1. Noun. The concept or state of exchanging information between entities. ¹

2. Noun. The potential for information exchange. ¹

3. Noun. A message; the essential data transferred in an act of communication. ¹

4. Noun. The body of all data transferred to one or both parties during an act of communication. ¹

5. Noun. An instance of information transfer; a conversation or discourse. ¹

6. Noun. A passageway or opening between two locations. ¹

7. Noun. (anatomy) A connection between two tissues, organs, or cavities. ¹

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Definition of Communication

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Medical Definition of Communication

1. The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Communication

communicating branch of otic ganglion to chorda tympani
communicating branch of otic ganglion with medial pterygoid nerve
communicating branch of otic ganglion with meningeal branch of mandibular nerve
communicating branch of peroneal artery
communicating branch of superior laryngeal nerve with recurrent laryngeal nerve
communicating branches of auriculotemporal nerve to facial nerve
communicating branches of lingual nerve to hypoglossal nerve
communicating branches of spinal nerves
communicating branches of sympathetic trunk
communicating haematoma
communicating hydrocephalus
communicating junction
communicating rami of spinal nerves
communicating rami of sympathetic trunk
communication (current term)
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Literary usage of Communication

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1857)
"Since my former communication on this subject I have worked out the determination of operations performed at one extremity of a submarine wire, so adjusted, ..."

2. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Value of sounds as means of social communication. What is true of activity in general is true of activities which result in sounds. ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1911)
"J^OTE TO communication ADDRESSED "TO THE AUTHOR OF THE WEEKLY REHEARSAL" OF MARCH 4, 1734. The writer of this communication is obviously the person who ..."

4. The Press and Politics in Japan: A Study of the Relation Between the by Kisaburō Kawabé (1921)
"Succeeding emperors encouraged the development of communication and transportation. About 563 AD lighthouses were built along the coast, and in 860 AD, ..."

5. Journal by New York (N.Y.). Board of Education (1854)
"Mr. BLACKBURN laid before the Board a communication from the School Officers ... Ordered, That said communication be referred to the Committee on Elections ..."

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