Application programs, operating system components, and probably firmware, forming part of a communication system. These different software components might be classified according to the functions within the Open Systems Interconnect model which they provide.
Typical applications include a web browser, Mail User Agent, chat and telnet.
- Communication system
communications A system or facility for transfering data between persons and equipment. The system usually consists of a collection of individual communication networks, transmission systems, relay stations, tributary stations and terminal equipment capable of interconnection and interoperation so as to form an integrated whole. These individual components must serve a common purpose, be technically compatible, […]
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[kuh-myoo-ni-key-tiv, -kuh-tiv] /kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪ tɪv, -kə tɪv/ adjective 1. inclined to or impart; talkative: He isn’t feeling very communicative today. 2. of or relating to . /kəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv/ adjective 1. inclined or able to communicate readily; talkative 2. of or relating to communication adj. late 14c., “that communicates,” from French communicatif, from Latin communicat-, past participle […]
noun, Linguistics. 1. a speaker’s internalized knowledge both of the grammatical rules of a language and of the rules for appropriate use in social contexts.