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COMMUNICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does communication mean? 

COMMUNICATION (noun)
  The noun COMMUNICATION has 3 senses:

1. the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
2. something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
3. a connection allowing access between persons or places

  Familiarity information: COMMUNICATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMMUNICATION (noun)


Sense 1communication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

communicating; communication

Context example:

they could not act without official communication from Moscow

Hypernyms ("communication" is a kind of...):

act; human action; human activity (something that people do or cause to happen)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "communication"):

expression; verbal expression; verbalism (the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions)

exam; examination; test (a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge)

persuasion; suasion (the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action)

dissuasion (persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action)

expostulation; objection; remonstrance; remonstration (the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest)

contact; touch (a communicative interaction)

exhortation (a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action)

discourse; discussion; treatment (an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic)

dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theater; theatre (the art of writing and producing plays)

mail; mail service; post; postal service (the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office)

channel; communication channel; line ((often plural) a means of communication or access)

medium (an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication)

intercommunication (mutual communication; communication with each other)

transmission (communication by means of transmitted signals)

traffic (the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time)


Sense 2communication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

Classified under:

Nouns with no superordinates

Hypernyms ("communication" is a kind of...):

abstraction (a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "communication"):

publication (the communication of something to the public; making information generally known)

display (exhibiting openly in public view)

expressive style; style (a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period)

paralanguage; paralinguistic communication (the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings)

auditory communication (communication that relies on hearing)

phonation; vocalisation; vocalism; vocalization; voice; vox (the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract)

anomalous communication; psychic communication; psychical communication (communication by paranormal means)

voice (something suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression)

document (a written account of ownership or obligation)

visual communication (communication that relies on vision)

indicant; indication (something that serves to indicate or suggest)

message (a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled)

contagion; infection (the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people)

language; linguistic communication (a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols)

written communication; written language (communication by means of written symbols)

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

didacticism (communication that is suitable for or intended to be instructive)

sign; signal; signaling (any communication that encodes a message)

sign (a public display of a (usually written) message)


Sense 3communication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A connection allowing access between persons or places

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Context examples:

how many lines of communication can there be among four people? / a secret passageway provided communication between the two rooms

Hypernyms ("communication" is a kind of...):

connectedness; connection; connexion (a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it))


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