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  • n. All the shared body of knowledge which is not explicitly used when people communicate, but without which communication would be impossible


Danish eksformation, or from explicitly discarded information (Wiktionary)


  • Both depend on what communication theorists sometimes call "exformation," which is a certain quantity of vital information removed from but evoked by a communication in such a way as to cause a kind of explosion of associative connections within the recipient.

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  • Here Wallace wrote on everything from "exformation" to pornography to the 2000 presidential campaign of John McCain.

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