Meaning of COMMUNICATION in English


/ kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃn; NAmE / noun


[ U ] the activity or process of expressing ideas and feelings or of giving people information :

Speech is the fastest method of communication between people.

All channels of communication need to be kept open.

Doctors do not always have good communication skills .

non-verbal communication

We are in regular communication by letter.


[ U ] (also com·mu·ni·ca·tions [ pl. ]) methods of sending information, especially telephones, radio, computers, etc. or roads and railways :

communication systems / links / technology

The new airport will improve communications between the islands.

Snow has prevented communication with the outside world for three days.


[ C ] ( formal ) a message, letter or telephone call :

a communication from the leader of the party



late Middle English : from Old French comunicacion , from Latin communicatio(n-) , from the verb communicare to share, from communis common.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.