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Pronunciation:  ku`myoonu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
  2. [n]  the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
  3. [n]  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"

COMMUNICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: communicating
 See Also: act, anomalous communication, auditory communication, channel, communication channel, connectedness, connection, connexion, contact, contagion, content, discourse, discussion, document, dramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, exam, examination, exhortation, expression, expressive style, human action, human activity, indicant, indication, infection, intercommunication, language, line, linguistic communication, mail, mail service, medium, message, paralanguage, paralinguistic communication, persuasion, phonation, post, postal service, psychic communication, psychical communication, show, sign, signal, signaling, social relation, style, suasion, subject matter, substance, test, theater, theatre, touch, transmission, treatment, visual communication, vocalisation, vocalization, voice, vox, written communication, written language



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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. --Shak.

3. Association; company.

         Evil communications corrupt good manners. --1 Cor.
                                               xv. 33.

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.                               --Arbuthnot.

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.

 Definition: the transmission and reception of some stimulus or message. In relation to animal life, communication occurs when one animal transmits information to another animal.
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