from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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 Any of various professions involved with the transmission of information, such as advertising, broadcasting, or journalism.
- noun Something communicated; a message.
- noun A means of communicating, especially.
- noun A system, such as mail, telephone, or television, for sending and receiving messages.
- noun A network of routes for sending messages and transporting troops and supplies.
- noun The technology employed in transmitting messages.
- noun Biology The transfer of information from one molecule, cell, or organism to another, as by chemical or electrical signals or by behaviors.
- noun An opening or connecting passage between two structures.
- noun A joining or connecting of solid fibrous structures, such as tendons and nerves.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of communicating.
- noun An act done in common with others; a joint transaction.
- noun The act of imparting, conferring, or bestowing: as, the communication of secrets.
- noun The act of sharing or participating.
- noun Participation in the sacrament of the Lord's supper.
- noun Interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech or writing.
- noun Association; companionship; intercourse.
- noun Means of communicating; the way and the means of passing from place to place, as a strait or channel between seas or lakes, a road between cities or settlements, a gallery between apartments in a house or a fortification, the route by which an army communicates with its base of operations, etc.
- noun That which is communicated or imparted; information or intelligence imparted by speech or writing; a document or message imparting information.
- noun In rhetoric, a figure by which a speaker or writer represents his hearer or reader as participating in his sentiments, by the use of the pronoun we instead of I or you.
- noun A communication between such persons or under such circumstances that it is not a matter of right to prove it as an admission by calling the receiver of it as a witness. Also called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act or fact of communicating.
- noun Intercourse by words, letters, or messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means; conference; correspondence.
- noun Association; company.
- noun Means of communicating; means of passing from place to place; a connecting passage; connection.
- noun That which is communicated or imparted; intelligence; news; a verbal or written message.
- noun Participation in the Lord's supper.
- noun (Rhet.) A trope, by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says
we, instead of Ior you.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun uncountable The concept or state of
exchanging informationbetween entities.
- noun The
potentialfor information exchange.
- noun A
message; the essential data transferredin an act of communication.
- noun The body of all data transferred to one or both parties during an act of communication.
- noun An instance of information transfer; a
- noun A
passagewayor openingbetween two locations.
- noun anatomy A
connectionbetween two tissues, organs, or cavities.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
- noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
- noun a connection allowing access between persons or places
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.
The two Generals had been in communication from the 7th as to the terms.
Communication The term communication is derived from original Latin word "Communis" which means common.
At CES, we saw that companies that are not allowing for the creating, connecting, interacting, and sharing, what I call the "communication age elements," are the ones that are not doing well.
Enhancing our communication is a lifelong process.
JB It was McLuhan who turned me on to The Mathematical Theory of Communication, the book by Bell Labs scientists Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver that began: The word 'communication' will be used here in a very broad sense to include all of the procedures by which one mind may affect another.
And yet, according to AG Gonzales, that new program still allowed electronic surveillance of communications as long as the NSA had a "reasonable basis to conclude that one party to the communication is a member of al Qaeda, affiliated with al Qaeda, or a member of an organization affiliated with al Qaeda, or working in support of al Qaeda."
SOHN JIE-AE, CNN SEOUL BUREAU CHIEF AND CORRESPONDENT: John and Kiran, North Korea seemingly taking the first step towards launching what it calls a communication satellite, but with the outside world believes is a long-range missile by mounting a rocket on to a launch pad.