Meaning of COMMUNICATION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən ]


Date: 14th century

1. : an act or instance of transmitting


a. : information communicated

b. : a verbal or written message


a. : a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior

the function of pheromones in insect communication

also : exchange of information

b. : personal rapport

a lack of communication between old and young persons

4. plural

a. : a system (as of telephones) for communicating

b. : a system of routes for moving troops, supplies, and vehicles

c. : personnel engaged in communicating

5. plural but singular or plural in construction

a. : a technique for expressing ideas effectively (as in speech)

b. : the technology of the transmission of information (as by print or telecommunication)

• com·mu·ni·ca·tion·al -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.