[kuh-myoo-ni-key-shuh n] /kəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
the act or process of communicating; fact of being communicated.
the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs.
something imparted, interchanged, or transmitted.
a document or message imparting news, views, information, etc.
passage, or an opportunity or means of passage, between places.
the act or an instance of communicating; the imparting or exchange of information, ideas, or feelings
something communicated, such as a message, letter, or telephone call
a connecting route, passage, or link
(pl) (military) the system of routes and facilities by which forces, supplies, etc, are moved up to or within an area of operations
late 14c., from Old French comunicacion (14c., Modern French communication), from Latin communicationem (nominative communicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of communicare “to share, divide out; communicate, impart, inform; join, unite, participate in,” literally “to make common,” from communis (see common (adj.)).
communication com·mu·ni·ca·tion (kə-myōō’nĭ-kā’shən)
- Communication interface
noun 1. an electronic circuit, usually designed to a specific standard, that enables one machine to telecommunicate with another machine
- Communications decency act
legal (CDA) An amendment to the U.S. 1996 Telecommunications Bill that went into effect on 1996-02-08. The law, originally proposed by Senator James Exon to protect children from obscenity on the Internet, ended up making it punishable by fines of up to $250,000 to post indecent language on the Internet anywhere that a minor could […]
- Communication skills
noun abilities in the areas of language understanding, communicating expressively, and practical language skills Examples What is your level of interpersonal communication skills?
- Communications of the acm
publication (CACM) A monthly publication by the Association for Computing Machinery sent to all members. CACM is an influential publication that keeps computer science professionals up to date on developments. Each issue includes articles, case studies, practitioner oriented pieces, regular columns, commentary, departments, the ACM Forum, technical correspondence and advertisements. (http://acm.org/cacm/). (1995-01-18)