[kuh-myoo-ni-keyt] /kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), communicated, communicating.
to impart knowledge of; make known:
to communicate information; to communicate one’s happiness.
to give to another; impart; transmit:
to communicate a disease.
to administer the Eucharist to.
Archaic. to share in or partake of.
verb (used without object), communicated, communicating.
to give or interchange thoughts, feelings, information, or the like, by writing, speaking, etc.:
They communicate with each other every day.
to express thoughts, feelings, or information easily or effectively.
to be joined or connected:
The rooms communicated by means of a hallway.
to partake of the Eucharist.
Obsolete. to take part or participate.
making or having a direct connection from one room to another: the suite is made up of three communicating rooms
to impart (knowledge) or exchange (thoughts, feelings, or ideas) by speech, writing, gestures, etc
(transitive) usually foll by to. to allow (a feeling, emotion, etc) to be sensed (by), willingly or unwillingly; transmit (to): the dog communicated his fear to the other animals
(intransitive) to have a sympathetic mutual understanding
(intransitive) usually foll by with. to make or have a connecting passage or route; connect
(transitive) to transmit (a disease); infect
(intransitive) (Christianity) to receive or administer Communion
1520s, “to impart” (information, etc.), from Latin communicatus, past participle of communicare “impart, inform” (see communication). Meaning “to share, transmit” (diseases, etc.) is from 1530s. Related: Communicated; communicating.
- Communicating artery
communicating artery com·mu·ni·cat·ing artery (kə-myōō’nĭ-kā’tĭng) n.
- Communicating branch
communicating branch n. A bundle of nerve fibers passing from one nerve to join another.
- Communicating functional processes
language (CFP) A parallel functional programming language. [“Communicating Functional Processes”, M.C. van Eekelen et al, TR 89-3, U Nijmegen, Netherlands, 1989]. (1994-11-30)
- Communicating hydrocephalus
communicating hydrocephalus n. A form of hydrocephalus in which there is a connection between the ventricles and the spinal subarachnoid space, thus allowing cerebrospinal fluid to pass easily from the brain to the spinal cord.