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communication

  

      n  
1    the act or an instance of communicating; the imparting or exchange of information, ideas, or feelings  
2    something communicated, such as a message, letter, or telephone call  
3   
a    usually pl; sometimes functioning as sing   the study of ways in which human beings communicate, including speech, gesture, telecommunication systems, publishing and broadcasting media, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
communication theory     
4    a connecting route, passage, or link  
5    pl     (Military)   the system of routes and facilities by which forces, supplies, etc., are moved up to or within an area of operations  


communication cord  
      n     (Brit)   a cord or chain in a train which may be pulled by a passenger to stop the train in an emergency  
communication interface  
      n   an electronic circuit, usually designed to a specific standard, that enables one machine to telecommunicate with another machine  
nonverbal communication  
      n     (Psychol)   those aspects of communication, such as gestures and facial expressions, that do not involve verbal communication but which may include nonverbal aspects of speech itself (accent, tone of voice, speed of speaking, etc.)  
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adj.
with advanced skills in the use of computers
n.
cyber protest is expression of complaint through the medium of electronic communication on the electronic and digital Medias.
[Tech.];[Leg.]
exp.
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
[Bus.]
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
n.
1) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 2) skill in handling boats or in water sports
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.

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