Communication is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior. It is the meaningful exchange of information between two or more living creatures.

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  1. The act or fact of communicating anything; transmission.
    communication of smallpox
    communication of a secret
  2. The concept or state of exchanging data or information between entities.
    Some say that communication is a necessary prerequisite for sentience; others say that it is a result thereof.
    The node had established communication with the network, but had as yet sent no data.
  3. A message; the essential data transferred in an act of communication.
    Surveillance was accomplished by means of intercepting the spies' communications.
  4. The body of all data transferred to one or both parties during an act of communication.
    The subpoena required that the company document their communication with the plaintiff.
  5. An instance of information transfer; a conversation or discourse.
    The professors' communications consisted of lively discussions via email.
  6. A passageway or opening between two locations; connection.
    A round archway at the far end of the hallway provided communication to the main chamber.
  7. A connection between two tissues, organs, or cavities.
  8. association; company
  9. Participation in the Lord's supper.
  10. 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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