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communication

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CIDE DICTIONARY

communicationn. [L. communicatio.].
  •  The act or fact of communicating; as, communication of smallpox; communication of a secret.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Intercourse by words, letters, or messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means; conference; correspondence.  [1913 Webster]
    "Argument . . . and friendly communication."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Association; company.  [1913 Webster]
    "Evil communications corrupt good manners."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Means of communicating; means of passing from place to place; a connecting passage; connection.  [1913 Webster]
    "The Euxine Sea is conveniently situated for trade, by the communication it has both with Asia and Europe."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is communicated or imparted; intelligence; news; a verbal or written message.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Participation in the Lord's supper.  Bp. Pearson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A trope, by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says we, instead of I or you.  Beattie.
Syn. -- Correspondence; conference; intercourse.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

communication, n.
1 a the act of imparting, esp. news. b an instance of this. c the information etc. communicated.
2 a means of connecting different places, such as a door, passage, road, or railway.
3 social intercourse (it was difficult to maintain communication in the uproar).
4 (in pl.) the science and practice of transmitting information esp. by electronic or mechanical means.
5 (in pl.) Mil. the means of transport between a base and the front.
6 a paper read to a learned society.

Idiom
communication cord Brit. a cord or chain in a railway carriage that may be pulled to stop the train in an emergency. communication (or communications) satellite an artificial satellite used to relay telephone circuits or broadcast programmes. communication theory the study of the principles and methods by which information is conveyed.

THESAURUS

communication

access, accommodation, accordance, account, acknowledgment, acquaintance, advice, agglomeration, agglutination, aggregation, aisle, alley, ambulatory, announcement, answer, aperture, arcade, artery, articulation, avenue, award, awarding, bestowal, bestowment, billet, blue book, bond, bracketing, briefing, bulletin, business letter, channel, chit, cloister, clustering, collegiality, colloquial discourse, colloquy, colonnade, combination, commerce, communion, communique, community, concatenation, concession, concourse, concurrence, conduction, conduit, conferment, conferral, confluence, congeries, conglomeration, congress, conjugation, conjunction, connection, contagion, contribution, convection, convergence, conversation, converse, conversing, copulation, corridor, coupling, covered way, data, datum, defile, deliverance, delivery, deportation, diapedesis, diffusion, directory, discourse, dispatch, dissemination, donation, embassy, endowment, enlightenment, epistle, evidence, exchange, exit, export, exportation, express, expulsion, extradition, facts, factual information, familiarization, favor, fellowship, ferry, ford, furnishment, gallery, gathering, gen, general information, gifting, give-and-take, giving, grant, granting, guidebook, handout, hard information, hookup, impartation, impartment, import, importation, incidental information, info, information, inlet, instruction, intelligence, interchange, intercommunication, intercommunion, intercourse, interlinking, interlocution, intersection, investiture, joinder, joining, jointure, junction, knotting, knowledge, lane, letter, liaison, liberality, light, line, linkage, linking, marriage, meeting, mention, merger, merging, message, metastasis, metathesis, metempsychosis, migration, missive, mutual transfer, note, notice, notification, offer, opening, osmosis, outlet, overpass, pairing, pass, passage, passageway, passing over, perfusion, pneumatogram, portico, presentation, presentment, promotional material, proof, provision, publication, publicity, railroad tunnel, rapping, release, reply, report, rescript, sidelight, social activity, social intercourse, social relations, splice, spread, spreading, statement, subscription, supplying, surrender, symbiosis, telegram, the dope, the goods, the know, the scoop, tie, tie-in, tie-up, traject, trajet, transduction, transfer, transfer of property, transference, transfusion, transit, transition, translation, translocation, transmigration, transmigration of souls, transmission, transmittal, transmittance, transplacement, transplantation, transposal, transposition, travel, tunnel, underpass, unification, union, verbal intercourse, vouchsafement, white book, white paper, word, yoking

ROGET THESAURUS

communication

Junction

N junction, joining, joinder, union connection, conjunction, conjugation, annexion, annexation, annexment, astriction, attachment, compagination, vincture, ligation, alligation, accouplement, marriage infibulation, inosculation, symphysis, anastomosis, confluence, communication, concatenation, meeting, reunion, assemblage, coition, copulation, sex, sexual congress, sexual conjunction, sexual intercourse, love-making, joint, joining, juncture, pivot, hinge, articulation, commissure, seam, gore, gusset, suture, stitch, link, miter mortise, closeness, tightness coherence, combination, annexationist, joined, joint, conjoint, conjunct, corporate, compact, hand in hand, firm, fast, close, tight, taut, taught, secure, set, intervolved, inseparable, indissoluble, insecable, severable, jointly, in conjunction with, fast, firmly intimately, tria juncta in uno.

Giving

N giving, bestowal, bestowment, donation, presentation, presentment, accordance, concession, delivery, consignment, dispensation, communication, endowment, investment, investiture, award, almsgiving, charity, liberality, generosity, gift, donation, present, cadeau, fairing, free gift, boon, favor, benefaction, grant, offering, oblation, sacrifice, immolation, lagniappe, pilon, grace, act of grace, bonus, allowance, contribution, subscription, subsidy, tribute, subvention, bequest, legacy, devise, will, dotation, dot, appanage, voluntary settlement, voluntary conveyance, amortization, alms, largess, bounty, dole, sportule, donative, help, oblation, offertory, honorarium, gratuity, Peter pence, sportula, Christmas box, Easter offering, vail, douceur, drink money, pourboire, trinkgeld, bakshish, fee, consideration, bribe, bait, ground bait, peace offering, handsel, boodle, graft, grease, blat, giver, grantor, donor, feoffer, settlor, giving, given, allowed, allowable, concessional, communicable, charitable, eleemosynary, sportulary, tributary, gratis, donative, auctor pretiosa facit, ex dono, res est ingeniosa dare.

Information

N information, enlightenment, acquaintance, knowledge, publicity, data, communication, intimation, notice, notification, enunciation, annunciation, announcement, communiqu_e, representation, round robin, presentment, case, estimate, specification, report, advice, monition, news, return, account, statement, mention, acquainting, instruction, outpouring, intercommunication, communicativeness, informant, authority, teller, intelligencer, reporter, exponent, mouthpiece, informer, eavesdropper, delator, detective, sleuth, mouchard, spy, newsmonger, messenger, amicus curiae, valet de place, cicerone, pilot, guide, guidebook, handbook, vade mecum, manual, map, plan, chart, gazetteer, itinerary, hint, suggestion, innuendo, inkling, whisper, passing word, word in the ear, subaudition, cue, byplay, gesture, gentle hint, broad hint, verbum sapienti, a word to the wise, insinuation, information theory, bit, byte, word, doubleword, quad word, paragraph, segment, magnetic media, paper medium, optical media, random access memory, RAM, read-only memory, ROM, write once read mostly memory, WORM, informed, communique, reported, published, expressive, explicit plain spoken, (artless), nuncupative, nuncupatory, declaratory, expository, enunciative, communicative, communicatory, from information received, a little bird told me, I heard it through the grapevine.

News

N news, information, piece of news, budget of news, budget of information, intelligence, tidings, word, advice, aviso, message, dispatch, despatch, telegram, cable, marconigram, wire, communication, errand, embassy, report, rumor, hearsay, on dit, flying rumor, news stirring, cry, buzz, bruit, fame, talk, oui dire, scandal, eavesdropping, town tattle, table talk, tittle tattle, canard, topic of the day, idea afloat, bulletin, fresh news, stirring news, glad tidings, flash, news just in, on-the-spot coverage, live coverage, old story, old news, stale news, stale story, chestnut, narrator, newsmonger, scandalmonger, talebearer, telltale, gossip, tattler, journalism, media, news media, the press, the information industry, newspaper, magazine, tract, journal, gazette, publication, radio, television, ticker (electronic information transmission), United Press International, UPI, Associated Press, AP, The Dow Jones News Service, DJ, The New York Times News Service, NYT, Reuters, TASS, The Nikkei, newscaster, newsman, newswoman, reporter, journalist, correspondent, foreign correspondent, special correspondent, war correspondent, news team, news department, anchorman, anchorwoman, sportscaster, weatherman, press secretary, public relations department, public relations man, many-tongued, rumored, publicly rumored, currently rumored, currently reported, rife, current, floating, afloat, going about, in circulation, in every one's mouth, all over the town, in progress, live, on the spot, in person, as the story goes, as the story runs, as they say, it is said, by telegraph, by wireless, airy tongues that syllable men's names, what's up?, what's the latest?, what's new?, what's the latest poop?.


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