communication

/kəˌmjuːnəˈkeɪʃən/

  • Noun
  • the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else
    1. human communication
    2. nonverbal communication
    3. He is studying insect communication.
    4. Parents need to have good communication with their children. [=they need to be able to understand and be understood by their children]
    5. communication problems/skills
    6. There was a breakdown in communication between members of the group.
    7. (formal) We are in communication by e-mail. [=we are communicating with each other by e-mail]
    8. television and other means of mass communication
  • a message that is given to someone
    1. The captain received an important communication.
  • the ways of sending information to people by using technology
    1. radio/wireless/electronic communications
    2. Communications is a growing industry.
    3. communications systems/technology
    4. a communications satellite [=a satellite that is used to send signals for television, radio, etc., to people around the world]
  • the study of how information is sent to people by using technology
    1. He majored in communications in college.