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
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)
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
n (Brit) a cord or chain in a train which may be pulled by a passenger to stop the train in an emergency
n an electronic circuit, usually designed to a specific standard, that enables one machine to telecommunicate with another machine
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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