Meaning of COMMUNICATION in English

COMMUNICATION

noun

1 act of communicating

ADJECTIVE

▪ clear , effective , good , open

Good ~ is important for business.

▪ poor

▪ direct , face-to-face

▪ two-way

▪ interpersonal

▪ regular

▪ electronic , non-verbal , oral , verbal , written

▪ business

▪ animal , human

VERB + COMMUNICATION

▪ have

I haven't had any ~ with him for several years.

▪ establish

▪ enhance , facilitate , improve

▪ maintain

▪ prevent

measures which prevented ~ with the outside world

COMMUNICATION + VERB

▪ break down

Communication between the two sides has broken down.

COMMUNICATION + NOUN

▪ skills

▪ style

▪ breakdown , problem

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~ with

We are in regular ~ with the kidnappers.

▪ ~ between

to establish direct ~ between the towers

▪ ~ by

~ by letter

▪ ~ with

We need better ~ with clients.

PHRASES

▪ a breakdown in ~ , a breakdown in ~s

▪ channels of ~ , lines of ~

to keep open the channels of ~

▪ a lack of ~

▪ a means of ~ , a method of ~ , a system of ~

Letters are their only means of ~.

2 communications systems for sending information

ADJECTIVE

▪ good

▪ global , international

▪ mass

▪ broadband , digital , online , radio , satellite , telephone , wireless

▪ rail , road

VERB + COMMUNICATIONS

▪ have

▪ cut off , disrupt

COMMUNICATIONS + NOUN

▪ centre/center

▪ links , network , system

▪ satellite , technology

▪ equipment , tool

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ between

They tried to disrupt ~s between the two offices.

▪ ~ with

Paris has good rail ~s with other major cities.

3 message

ADJECTIVE

▪ formal , official , personal

VERB + COMMUNICATION

▪ receive

▪ send

▪ intercept

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ about

He received an official ~ about the reorganization.

▪ ~ from , ~ to

a ~ from the officer to the general

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