Communication

Definition of Communication

Com`mu`ni`ca´tion   Pronunciation: kǒm`mū`nĭ`kā´shŭn
n.1.The act or fact of communicating; as, communication of smallpox; communication of a secret.
2.Intercourse by words, letters, or messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means; conference; correspondence.
Argument . . . and friendly communication.
- Shak.
3.Association; company.
Evil communications corrupt good manners.
- 1 Cor. xv. 33.
4.Means of communicating; means of passing from place to place; a connecting passage; connection.
The Euxine Sea is conveniently situated for trade, by the communication it has both with Asia and Europe.
- Arbuthnot.
5.That which is communicated or imparted; intelligence; news; a verbal or written message.
6.Participation in the Lord's supper.
7.(Rhet.) A trope, by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says we, instead of I or you.

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