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 .
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. 2005