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communication (abstraction)

Definition:

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

Class:

noun (persons, places, or things)

Derivative:

communicative

Plural:

communications

Type of:

abstraction » entity

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

com. [abbreviation] | comm. [abbreviation] | commo [informal, United States]

Etymology:

Old French comunicacion (14th century, Mod.French communication), from Latin...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of communication...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Communication

the activity of conveying information through the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior. It's the meaningful exchange of information between two or a group of person. One definition of ... (37 of 4158 words, 7 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Communication

Communication (disambiguation) | Communications

may refer to: Communication, the general concept of information transmission | Communication studies, the study of human communication Organizational communication, a branch of the above | Communication theory, concepts about communication | ... (29 of 349 words, 31 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Communication (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

communication [social behaviour]

the exchange of meanings between individuals through a common system of symbols. This article treats the functions, types, and psychology of ... (21 of 1830 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/129024​/communication

Collins Dictionary:

communication

the act or an instance of communicating; the imparting or exchange of information, ideas, or feelings | something communicated, such as a message, ... (22 of 574 words, 6 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/communication

Merriam-Webster:

communication | communications [plural] | dispatch [synonym, sense-specific] | message [synonym, sense-specific] | bulletin [similar, sense-specific] | communiqu√© [similar, sense-specific] | express [British, similar, sense-specific] | report [similar, sense-specific] | memo [similar, sense-specific] | ...

an act or instance of transmitting | information transmitted or conveyed ; a verbal or written message | a process by which information is exchanged ... (23 of 403 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/communication

Columbia Encyclopedia:

communication

transfer of information, such as thoughts and messages, as contrasted with transportation, the transfer of goods and persons (see information theory). ... (21 of 398 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0813063​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

communication | communications | commo [United States, informal, abbreviation] | communicational [derived]

the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium | a letter or message containing information or news | the ... (23 of 181 words, 7 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/communication

American Heritage Dictionary:

communication | communications [sense-specific] | communicational [adjective, related]

The act of communicating; transmission. | The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior. | ... (19 of 168 words, 13 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/communication

Macmillan British Dictionary:

communication | communications [plural]

[uncountable] the process of giving information or of making emotions or ... | "communications": [plural] a system for sending information ; a ... (21 of 143 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/communication

Wiktionary:

communication | commos [informal, plural] | transmission [synonym, sense-specific] | connection [synonym, sense-specific] | association [synonym, sense-specific] | company [synonym, sense-specific]

The act or fact of communicating anything; transmission. | [uncountable] The concept or state of exchanging data or information between entities. | A message; the essential data transferred in an act of communication. | The body of all data transferred... (37 of 134 words, 10 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/communication

Random House Dictionary:

communication | communications [sense-specific]

the act or process of communicating; fact of being communicated. | the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, ... (21 of 127 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/communication

Cambridge Dictionary:

communication | communications

the act of communicating with people | [formal] a message or a letter | "communications": the various methods of sending information between people ... (21 of 126 words, 4 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/communication

New World Dictionary:

communication

the act of transmitting | a giving or exchanging of information, signals, or messages as by talk, gestures, or writing ; the information, signals, or ... (24 of 88 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/communication

Encarta Dictionary:

communication | communications [plural] | communicational [adjective, derived]

the exchange of information between people, e.g. by means of speaking, writing, or using a common system of signs or behavior | a spoken or written ... (25 of 74 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599020​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

communication

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French comunicacion (14th century, Mod.French communication), from Latin communicationem (nominative communicatio), ... (15 of 37 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=communication

Oxford Dictionary:

communication | communications

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French comunicacion, from Latin communicatio(n-), from the verb communicare "to share" (see "communicate")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/communication

Wiktionary:

communication

Origin: Old French communicacion, from Latin commūnicātiōnem, accusative singular of commūnicātiō ("imparting, communicating"), from commūnicō ("I share, I impart").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/communication

Merriam-Webster:

communication | communicated [past tense] | communicating [present participle]

First use: 1526

Origin: Latin communicatus, past participle of communicare to impart, participate, from communis common

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/communication

Audio references

Wiktionary:

communication

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "communication"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/communication

Collins Dictionary:

communication

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "communication"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/communication

Macmillan British Dictionary:

communication | communications [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "communication"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/communication

Macmillan American Dictionary:

communication | communications [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "communication"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/communication

Cambridge Dictionary:

communication

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "communication"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "communication"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/communication

the Free Dictionary:

communication

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "communication"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "communication"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "communication" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/communication

Google Dictionary:

communication | communications [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "communication"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=communication

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

communication

Audio: North American pronunciation of "communication"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=commun​17 word=communication

YourDictionary Audio:

communication

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "communication" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/communication

freedictionary.org:

communication

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "communication" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=communication

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