communication

[Com*mu`ni*ca┬Ětion]

Good communication is at the heart of good relationships. Communication is the process of giving information or ideas to someone, as by using words, actions, or sounds.

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

Noun
something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

Noun
the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

Noun
a connection allowing access between persons or places; "how many lines of communication can there be among four people?"; "a secret passageway provided communication between the two rooms"


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

n.
Intercourse by words, letters, or messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means; conference; correspondence.

n.
Association; company.

n.
Means of communicating; means of passing from place to place; a connecting passage; connection.

n.
That which is communicated or imparted; intelligence; news; a verbal or written message.

n.
Participation in the Lord's supper.

n.
A trope, by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says we, instead of I or you.


Communication

Com*mu`ni*ca"tion , n. [L. communicatio.] 1. The act or fact of communicating; as, communication of smallpox; communication of a secret. 2. Intercourse by words, letters, or messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means; conference; correspondence.
Argument . . . and friendly communication.
3. Association; company.
Evil communications corrupt manners.
4. Means of communicating; means of passing from place to place; a connecting passage; connection.
The Euxine Sea is conveniently situated for trade, by the communication it has both with Asia and Europe.
5. That which is communicated or imparted; intelligence; news; a verbal or written message. 6. Participation in the Lord's supper. Bp. Pearson. 7. (Rhet.) A trope, by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says we, instead of I or you. Beattie. Syn. -- Correspondence; conference; intercourse.

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

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Usage Examples

And it's absolutely true that male sexual behaviour and female responses to male demands change a lot when they start communicating - and the levels of the communication that I've seen on the ground in very, very poor areas are so high and I think why don't we have that here?

Bad human communication leaves us less room to grow.

A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them.

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.

But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.

A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production.

But communication is two-sided - vital and profound communication makes demands also on those who are to receive it... demands in the sense of concentration, of genuine effort to receive what is being communicated.

A degree of lying - you know, white lies - seems to be inherent in all languages and all forms of communication.

And once you get instantaneous communication with everybody, you have economic activity that's far more advanced, far more liquid, far more distributed than ever before.

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Other Usage Examples

Anonymous blog comments, vapid video pranks and lightweight mash-ups may seem trivial and harmless, but as a whole, this widespread practice of fragmentary, impersonal communication has demeaned personal interaction.

As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire's job. That doesn't mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently.

After all, it's the future of business communication that we're looking toward.

Being a good Hans Haacke student, part of his influence on me is that there's no difference between a gallery show and a film - or even an ad and a T-shirt-in terms of cultural legitimacy. They're just different contexts in which to have some sort of communication.

As everyone in Louisiana knows, there was often no communication or coordination between the state and federal government in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words.

Anybody who thinks that getting a communication from a voter in your district is spam - that guy is pork. Roast pork unless he changes his point of view.

As soon as you judge communication a little more rigorously, there is a possibility that the message will not be democratized. I have to say what I believe to be right. I have to spread out the statement among all the means of expression available to us at present.

Art must unquestionably have a social value that is, as a potential means of communication it must be addressed, and in comprehensible terms, to the understanding of mankind.

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