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Communication is a member of the word family communicate, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun communication

What does communication mean as a name of something?

Communication is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: communications

  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
    • examples: how many lines of communication can there be among four people? | a secret passageway provided communication between the two rooms
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • more generic words: connectedness / connection / connexion = a relation between things or events

Alternative definition of the noun communication


  1. [uncountable] The concept or state of exchanging information between entities.
  2. The potential for information exchange.
  3. A message; the essential data transferred in an act of communication.
  4. The body of all data transferred to one or both parties during an act of communication.
  5. An instance of information transfer; a conversation or discourse.
  6. A passageway or opening between two locations.
  7. [anatomy] A connection between two tissues, organs, or cavities.


  1. "Communication" is a 1971 R&B album recorded by Bobby Womack. It reached No. 5 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 20 on the Billboard Jazz Chart in 1972. It included the hit single, "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", which charted at No. 2 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and No. 27 on the Billboard pop chart. The album became Womack's breakthrough spawning the hit single "That's The Way I Feel About Cha" and a favorite Womack album track, " Give It Back", which Womack recorded three times after the original, the first remake, a slower acoustic version, was issued on the soundtrack of the film, Across 110th Street, and an instrumental by J. J. Johnson's band. The fourth time Womack recorded it was with Rolling Stones singer and musician Ron Wood. Womack recorded his own versions of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain", Ray Stevens' "Everything Is Beautiful" and featured a spoken word monologue in his cover of the Burt Bacharach and Hal David standard, " Close to You".
  2. "Communication" released in 2003, is the first solo album of Karl Bartos, featuring such songs as "I'm the Message", "Camera" and "Ultraviolet". Some editions of the CD comes in a special Burgopak -case, which is unusual in that the CD tray and booklet both emerge sliding out from opposite sides of the case and must be opened together.
  3. "Communication" is the debut album by the Jazz Composer's Orchestra featuring compositions by Michael Mantler and Carla Bley performed by Paul Bley, Steve Lacy, Jimmy Lyons, Roswell Rudd, Archie Shepp, John Tchicai, Fred Pirtle, Willie Ruff, Ken McIntyre, Robin Kenyatta, Bob Carducci, Kent Carter, Steve Swallow, Milford Graves, and Barry Altschul. The album was released on the Fontana label in 1965.
  4. "Communication" a.k.a. "Communication!!!" is the second studio album by American-born Japanese pop singer Leah Dizon. It was released on August 20, 2008 by Victor Entertainment. Dizon herself also wrote or co-wrote 10 of the tracks, along with composing 2 herself. It was released in a CD-only and CD + DVD format and it includes the title tracks from her two latest singles, Love Paradox and Vanilla, as well as two b-sides.
    • genre: J-pop
    • released on (6 years ago)
  5. "Communication" was released as the third single from The Power Station's 1985 debut album. It featured "Communication", "Communication" and "Murderess" as the B-side. The remixes were done by Bernard Edwards and Josh Abbey.
  6. "Communication" is a 1971 album by Nelson Riddle and his orchestra. It was Riddle's first album for German record label MPS preceding Changing Colors.
  7. "Communication" is Hitomi Takahashi's 4th single under the Sony Records label. The single was released in only one format on July 12, 2006, nearly eight months after her last single Aozora no NAMIDA.
  8. "Communication" is a musical single of Armin van Buuren.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  9. "Communication" a.k.a. "Communication Part 3" is a cataloged instance, composition.
    • also known as Communication Part 2; Communication, Part 2
    • music and lyrics by Armin van Buuren
  10. "Communication" is a musical EP of Andreas Leifeld.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  11. "Communication" a.k.a. "comunication" is a musical album of Isis Signum.


Communication: By and large, Communication is a purposeful activity of exchanging information and meaning across space and time using various technical or natural means, whichever is available or preferred.

  • also known as Communications

Phrases with Communication

Phrases starting with the word Communication:

  1. Communication Mix
  2. communication system
  3. communication theory
  4. communication trench
  5. communication channel
  6. Communication studies

Phrases ending with the word Communication:

  1. data communication
  2. oral communication
  3. Space Communication
  4. voice communication
  5. animal communication
  6. phatic communication
  7. Record Communication
  8. speech communication
  9. spoken communication
  10. Verbal Communication
  11. visual communication
  12. digital communication
  13. psychic communication
  14. Two-way communication

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Communication

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Google previewBusiness Communication (2009)

by Vikram Bisen, Priya

Communication is the life blood of any organization and its main purpose is to effect change to influence action.

Google previewAdvertising Management (2004)

by C.L. Tyagi, Arun Kumar

CONSUMER COMMUNICATION Consumer communication is the tool that marketers use to persuade consumers to act in a desired way such as to vote, to make a purchase...

Google previewManagement Principles and Practices

Communication is a continuous process of telling, ordering, commanding, listening, questioning and answering.

Communication is the conveying of information from one person to another. It is two-way...

Google previewUbiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence: Context-Awareness and Context-Driven Interaction (2013)

7th International Conference, UCAmI 2013, Carrillo, Costa Rica, December 2-6, 2013, Proceedings by Gabriel Urzaiz, Gabriela Ochoa, Jose Bravo, Liming Luke Chen, Jonice Oliveira

Easing Communication Means Selection Using Context Information and Semantic Technologies Koldo Zabaleta, Pablo Curiel, and Ana B. Lago Deusto Institute of Technology, DeustoTech MORElab, Envisioning Future Internet University of ...

Google previewEffective Tech Communication (2005)

by Rizvi

Firstly, communication is a dynamic interactive process that involves the effective transmission of facts, ideas, thoughts, feelings, and values. It is not...

Communication is any behavior that results in an exchange of meaning. American Management Association Communication is an exchange of meaning and understanding.

Google previewBasics in Medical Education (2003)

by Zubair Amin, Hoon Eng Khoo

Communication is a Learnable Skill There is increasing realization that teaching and learning communication is a...

Good communication is an inherent quality of the person and therefore good communicators are born and not trained. Current ...

Google previewBUSINESS STUDIES (2016)

(E-BOOK) by Dr. S. K. Singh, Sanjay Gupta

Communication means conveying of information from one person to another. Hudson 4. Communication is an exchange of facts, ideas, opinions or emotions by two or more persons. William Newman The...

Google previewAcademic research of SSaH 2015 (2015)

by group of authors

Communication is an irreversible process; it is possible to correct sent information, but it is not possible to withdraw it • It...

Communication is a complex process because it consists of many elements Table 1.

Google previewJohn Dewey’s Philosophy of Education (2012)

An Introduction and Recontextualization for Our Times by J. Garrison, S. Neubert, K. Reich

Explaining participation Dewey says, “Communication is the process of creating participation, of making common what had been isolated and...

The concept of communication is a key element in Dewey's theories of culture and education.

Google previewSocial Justice and Communication Scholarship (2013)

by Omar Swartz

For example: ́ Communication is a method of conveying ideas, emotions, information, and directing between people and...

Google previewBusiness Communication: Essential Starategies for 21st Century Managers, 2nd Edition"

by Shalini Verma

Communication is a social activity.

Another very simple definition of ' communication' has been provided by W. H. Newman and C. F. Summer Jr: ' communication is an exchange of facts, ideas, opinions, or emotions by two or more persons';.3 ...

Google previewEntrepreneurship & Management (2010)

by Manjunath V.S.

Communication is the process of transmission of information or message from one person to another. It involves exchange of...

Google previewWiley CIAexcel Exam Review 2015 Focus Notes, Part 3 (2015)

Internal Audit Knowledge Elements by S. Rao Vallabhaneni

Downward communication refers to the messages and information sent from a higher-level to a lower-level in the management hierarchy (e.g., goals, strategies, mission, vision, directives, policies, procedures, and performance feedback).

Google previewThe Knowledgeable Patient (2011)

Communication and Participation in Health by Sophie Hill

Communication is a key component of patient satisfaction surveys and may inform policies for achieving more responsive services internationally (see Chapters 1 and 2). But more than that, in a hospital and healthcare context, communication ...

Google previewCaged in Our Own Signs (1996)

A Book about Semiotics by Kyong Liong Kim

Communication is a foundational process laying the ground for, and preparing for , a broader semiosis. It may constitute a fundamental network on which signification can occur collectively within a subculture. Furthermore, communication takes ...

Google previewAviation Instructor's Handbook (2009)

FAA-H-8083-9A by Federal Aviation Administration

Effective communication is an essential element of instruction.

Google previewAviation Weather Services Handbook (2010)

by Federal Aviation Administration, United States. National Weather Service

Effective communication is an essential element of instruction.

Google previewSocial Encounters (1973)

by Argyle

Communication is a term used to describe the structured dynamic processes relating to the interconnectedness of living...

Google previewProfessional Communication (2008)

by Koneru

Communication is an essential requirement for all human performance and interaction. It welds individuals into groups: by developing common interests, by crystallising common concepts, by establishing relationships, by extending ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Communication (2015)

by Wolfgang Donsbach

health campaigns, communication in health...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Communication Theory (2009)

by Stephen W. Littlejohn, Karen A. Foss

Practical Theory Cognitive Theories Indian Rasa Theory Broadcasting Theories Critical Theory Frankfurt School Modernism in Communication Theory Popular Culture Theories Power and Power Relations Motivated ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication (2010)

by Susanna Hornig Priest

Technical communication involves managing technical information in ways that allow people to take action. This definition is broadly stated, because the field of technical communication is evolving rapidly due to advances in electronic forms ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration (2010)

by Wang, Victor C. X.

Judith Parker Columbia University, USA ABSTRACT Communication technology has influenced every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Yet, much of the literature on this influence focuses on the impact it has had on our actions ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Political Communication in the United States (1999)

by Guido Hermann Stempel


Google previewEncyclopaedia of AIDS (2003)

by G.C. Satpathy

Introduction An effective communication strategy is a critical component of the global endeavours in HIV/ AIDS prevention and education. Such a strategy should be grounded in a sound theory such that the resulting framework is flexible ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition (2011)

by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC

strategies for improving nursing student's interpersonal communication skills were also explored without any reference to interpersonal models of practice as a guiding factor (Jones, 2007). Interpersonal communications problems in the ...

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Quotes about Communication

The speed of communication, the speed of information transfer, the cheapness of communication, the ease of moving things around the world are a difference in kind as well as degree. (Paul A. Volcker)
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Scrabble value of C3O1M3M3U1N1I1C3A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 13-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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