Meaning of COMMUNICATION in English

COMMUNICATION

n.1 a the act of imparting, esp. news. b an instance of this. c the information etc. communicated.

2 a means of connecting different places, such as a door, passage, road, or railway.

3 social intercourse (it was difficult to maintain communication in the uproar).

4 (in pl.) the science and practice of transmitting information esp. by electronic or mechanical means.

5 (in pl.) Mil. the means of transport between a base and the front.

6 a paper read to a learned society.

Phrases and idioms:

communication cord Brit. a cord or chain in a railway carriage that may be pulled to stop the train in an emergency. communication (or communications) satellite an artificial satellite used to relay telephone circuits or broadcast programmes. communication theory the study of the principles and methods by which information is conveyed.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.