com·mu·ni·ca·tion /kəˌmjunəˈkeʃən/ 名詞
通訊; 通信 COMM
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.
Syn: -- Correspondence; conference; intercourse.
n 1: the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying
information; "they could not act without official
communication from Moscow" [syn: communicating]
2: something that is communicated by or to or between people or
3: a connection allowing access between persons or places; "how
many lines of communication can there be among four
people?"; "a secret passageway provided communication
between the two rooms"