HyperDic: communication

English > 3 senses of the word communication:
NOUNcommunicationcommunication, communicatingthe activity of communicating
Topscommunicationsomething that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
relationcommunicationa connection allowing access between persons or places
communication > pronunciation
Soundskahmyuw.nahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > communication: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information.
Example"they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
Synonymcommunicating
Narrowerchannel, communication channel, line(often plural) a means of communication or access
contact, touchA communicative interaction
discussion, treatment, discourseAn extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
dissuasionPersuading not to do or believe something
dramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater, theatreThe art of writing and producing plays
examination, exam, testA set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
exhortationA communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action
expostulation, remonstrance, remonstration, objectionThe act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
expression, verbal expression, verbalismThe communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
intercommunicationmutual communication
mail, mail service, postal service, postThe system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
mediumAn intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication
persuasion, suasionThe act of persuading / persuading (or attempting to persuade / persuade)
trafficThe amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time
transmissioncommunication by means of transmitted signals
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishcomunicación
Catalancomunicació
Adjectivescommunicationalused in communication
Verbscommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
communicatetransmit information
communicatebe in verbal / verbal contact
English > communication: 3 senses > noun 2, Tops
MeaningSomething that is communicated by or to or between people or groups.
Narrowerauditory communicationcommunication that relies on hearing
contagion, infectionThe communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
didacticismcommunication that is suitable for or intended to be instructive
displayExhibiting openly in public view
documentA written account of ownership or obligation
expressive style, styleA way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
indication, indicantSomething that serves to indicate or suggest
language, linguistic communicationA systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
message, content, subject matter, substanceWhat a communication that is about something is about
messageA communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled
paralanguage, paralinguistic communicationThe use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings
psychic communication, psychical communication, anomalous communicationcommunication by paranormal means
publicationThe communication of something to the public
signA public display of a message
signal, signaling, signAny nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
visual communicationcommunication that relies on vision
voice, vocalization, vocalisation, vocalism, phonation, voxThe sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
voiceSomething suggestive of speech in being a medium of expression
written communication, written language, black and whiteCommunication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
Broaderabstraction, abstract entityA general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
Spanishcomunicación
Catalancomunicació
Adjectivescommunicationalused in communication
communicativeof or relating to communication / communication
Verbscommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
communicatetransmit information
communicatebe in verbal / verbal contact
communicatereceive Communion, in the Catholic church
communicateadminister Communion
communicatetransfer to another
English > communication: 3 senses > noun 3, relation
MeaningA connection allowing access between persons or places.
Examples
  • "how many lines of communication can there be among four people?"
  • "a secret passageway provided communication between the two rooms"
Broaderconnection, connexion, connectednessA relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
Verbscommunicatetransmit information
communicatejoin or connect

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