Definition of comunication
1. communication [ n ] the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
Examples: "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
One of the obstacles to the easy control of a 2 - year old child is a lack of verbal communication .
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
In_addition , this country has been settled by many peoples of many heritages and their lore has become acculturated slowly , in an age of print and easy communication , within an ever expanding and changing society .
(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)
In_addition , the neocortical hypothalamic relations play a great role in primates , as Mirsky 's interesting experiment on the `` communication of affect '' demonstrates .
(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
The choice of the single member district was dictated to a certain extent by problems of communication and understanding in the more remote areas of the country , but it also served to minimize the national political value of the elections .
(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
Early equipment was very flimsy ; the smallest gusts of wind toppled poles , making communications impossible .Synonyms communication communicating Related Terms act discussion expression dramaturgy examination exhortation medium transmission mail channel intercourse contact intercommunication traffic persuasion communicate communicate communicate
2. communication [ n ] something that is communicated between people or groupsUsed in print:
(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)
But fathers often addressed communications to their small children ; and these , full of homely advice , are among the most human and revealing of Civil_War letters .
(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)
The senior policy officer may be moved to think hard about a problem by any of an infinite variety of stimuli : an idea in his own head , the suggestions of a colleague , a question from the Secretary or the President , a proposal by another department , a communication from a foreign government or an American ambassador abroad , the filing of an item for the agenda of the United_Nations or of any other of dozens of international bodies , a news_item read at the breakfast_table , a question to the President or the Secretary at a news_conference , a speech by a Senator or Congressman , an article in a periodical , a resolution from a national organization , a request for assistance from some private American interests abroad , et_cetera , ad_infinitum .
(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)
A substantial increase is estimated in the cost of operating additional communications_systems in the air defense_program , as_well as in all programs where speed and security of communications are essential .
(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)
In my experience , a great many_of the patient 's more puzzling verbal communications are so for the reason that concrete meanings have not become differentiated from figurative meanings in his subjective experience .
One hebephrenic women confided to me , `` I live in a world of words '' , as if , to her , words were fully concrete objects ; Burnham , in his excellent article ( 1955 ) concerning schizophrenic communication , includes mention of similar clinical material .Synonyms communication Related Terms social_relation language expressive_style voice message signal indication message sign written_communication voice contagion visual_communication show auditory_communication psychic_communication paralanguage document communicate communicate convey communicate
3. communication [ n ] a connection allowing access between persons or places
Examples: "how many lines of communication can there be among four people?" "a secret passageway provided communication between the two rooms"
(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
The completeness of the connections provide that , for N people , there are * * f lines of communication between the pairs , which can become a large_number ( 1225 ) for a party of fifty guests .Synonyms communication Related Terms connection communicate